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Re: ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK:

Post  Admin on Sun 13 Jul 2014, 10:12 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Dealing With Fear, Part 2

July 11, 2014

We have a lot of ground to cover today, so without any preliminaries, let's
get underway again today with the verse from II Timothy 1:7, amplified from
the Greek text: "For God has not endowed, or committed to our being and
existence the spirit (the very breath and speaking forth) of fear, timidity
and faithlessness; but of miraculous power, might and strength, and of agape
love, and of a disciplined mind (under control and not subject to "flights
of fancy")." (RAC Translation and Amplification)

As noted in our last Coffee Break, the door to three families of fear opened
up in human genesis when Adam and Eve ate of the fruit from the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil. Return with me to the Garden and watch what
unfolds. This will be a bit lengthy so bear with me as we go through
Genesis 3. The tactics and responses we see are revelatory of the way fear
gains a foothold.

"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD
God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not
eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We
may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the
tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the
woman, Ye shall not surely die: 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.

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was
pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of
the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and
he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they
were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool
of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the
LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

"And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And
he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was
naked; and I hid myself.

"And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the
tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man
said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and
I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou
hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

"And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou
art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy
belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And
I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her
seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

"Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall
be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

"And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy
wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou
shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou
eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring
forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of
thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of
it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

"And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all
living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of
skins, and clothed them.

"And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good
and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of
life, and eat, and live forever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from
the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he
drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden
Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of
the tree of life."

You see how things unfolded, right? The serpent, Satan, uses the same kind
of craftiness with Eve that he uses today on folks. His M.O. hasn't changed
one bit! He worms his way into Eve's confidence with subtlety. As anyone
knows, "subtle" isn't an overnight proposition. The serpent obviously had
engaged in numerous conversations with Eve prior to the day in question and
had gained at least a conversational confidence with her.

For some folks the question arises, "Wouldn't Eve be surprised at the
serpent carrying on a conversation with her?" Let's not forget that Adam
and Eve's entire existence was supernatural -- at least by comparison to
what we know today. If a serpent began talking to us today, we'd just KNOW
that there was something really weird going on! We would definitely be on
alert. Not so in the Garden -- but that's another discussion for another
day.

The serpent begins this day's discussion with the same tactic he uses today,
"Hath God said?" This is where the Fear of Evil begins. Once you begin to
question whether God has said something or not -- even when it is abundantly
clear that He HAS said it -- you open the door for doubt and uncertainty;
and with that uncertainty comes fear.

The serpent's questioning, however, goes way beyond that simple piece of
doubt. I will paraphrase what he said: "You mean that God restricts you
from eating from one tree in the Garden?" Eve, of course, answers back and
says, "Of course we can eat of all the trees in the Garden, but that one
tree we can't eat, or else we will die."

Now Satan opens the door wide with his lie: "You're not going to die!
That's stupid! The only reason God says "Don't touch" is because He knows
that if you do, you will become just like Him. In fact, you will become
gods with the ability to see just like He does, knowing good and evil."

So now God's integrity has been questioned. Now it's OK to question God.
It's OK to doubt God's motives. God is just trying to keep you from seeing
and knowing what He knows.

Tell you what, folks! The moment God's integrity is questioned, the moment
His motives are questioned, you've thrown the door wide open for the Fear of
Evil. And THAT'S exactly what takes place! Disobedience follows and Eve
eats of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil despite the fact that the
Lord has clearly warned that to ingest the fruit of that tree will induce
death into the human frame.

God designed us and molded us into His image and likeness. That's an
eternal likeness! We were designed for revelation -- NOT humanly acquired
or academically-learned knowledge. Knowledge which is acquired through
human endeavor WITHOUT the revelation that flows by, through and from Holy
Spirit poisons our spiritual DNA. It becomes the HIV of the human spirit.

So.....instead of giving the fruit on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
Evil just a passing glance, Eve gazes at it now with longing and
consideration. "Wow! That fruit REALLY looks good! It looks luscious and
yummy! If I eat that, it will make me intelligent!"

And, sure enough, Eve picks a piece of ripe fruit from the tree and takes a
bite. "Mmmm...Mmmm...Mmmm, THAT tastes goooooooddd!!!" Adam comes onto the
scene just as Eve is taking the fruit off the tree and horror rips his being
as he realizes what is just taking place. You can almost feel the shaking
inside as his mind races, "NOOOOOOO!! Eve! You can't!" In a flash, his
mind takes over and a human reasoning process unfolds.

A sinking feeling fills the pit of Adam's stomach. The words spoken by
their best friend, God, ring in his ears. "In the day you eat thereof, you
shall surely die." Oh, Eve! What have you done? If you are separated from
God, you will be separated from me. If you are separated from me, you will
have no one to protect and watch over you. I will be lonely and incomplete
again. You will be lonely and incomplete in the same measure that I once
knew. I will not -- I cannot permit you to know that kind of agony.

And Adam reaches to take the fruit from his beloved, Eve, to the utter
horror and surprise of the serpent. He will partake of it, and in so doing,
redeem her from the separation from him which would otherwise surely come.
Though Eve will know death, it will not be the kind of death which would
have come had she been ripped from his fellowship, companionship and
protection. Adam will gladly take the death to himself, and in so doing,
prevent the serpent from having her to his exclusive domain. At the same
time, in the moment Adam ate of that fruit, he brought the human race under
submission to that old serpent, Satan.

OK, so I've somewhat dramatized this picture, but I wanted you to see and
experience what I saw and experienced personally when I was transported in
the Spirit to the Garden and watched this event unfold. Even before I got
to share this event with Della, the Lord showed her the exact sequence of
these events and what Adam did. (But that's another story that will have to
wait for a different time.)

You've seen the sequence of events as they unfolded thus far, but we've yet
to touch the consequences of what Adam and Eve did.

No sooner had they partaken of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of
Good and Evil when fear set in. Suddenly the Glory of the Lord, which had
clothed them from the moment He had breathed His life into them, vanished
and they realized that they were seeing each other for the first time
stripped of God's presence. That was a scary proposition. They had never
known each other except with the Glory covering them. The Glory of God
brought a peace and love and a sense of protection they'd never been
without.

So Adam and Eve tried to "fix" the situation using their own un-anointed
imagination. They took a bunch of fig leaves and stitched them together
(Imagine that! Brother, that took some doing!) to make loin coverings to
protect themselves. Why do you suppose they needed protection -- especially
for their private parts? Nobody tries to protect themselves unless they
fear danger or injury or death? There's a whole lot more here that we could
go into, but we will save that for another time.

Now, the Lord shows up on the scene. Following what had become a normal
daily event, God shows up for their daily walks, their fellowship and
sharing. Adam and Eve hear the sound of the Lord walking in the Garden.
(By the way, that is a very distinctive sound! For folks in union and
fellowship with Him, that sound brings great joy and excitement. For people
who are NOT in fellowship, or who have disobeyed a very specific command of
His, that sound brings.....the Fear of Evil!)

THAT is precisely what took place. The very sound of the Lord walking in
the Garden provoked such fear that they ran and hid from Him amongst the
trees. And here we see the evidence of a wicked spirit which they've opened
the door to by their disobedience: the spirit of the Fear of Evil.

Consider the nature of that spirit for just a minute. The Fear of Evil
specifically targets a person's relationship with God. If you hide from God
(or at least think you can hide from Him), it's because you are afraid He's
going to bring down judgment upon you. Folks try to hide from God in the
midst of religion -- and religion is a direct product of the Fear of Evil.
One of the ways people try to hide from God is to involve themselves in a
lot of "good works." They attempt to shield themselves from what they
perceive as the expected wrath or anger of God because of their failures by
doing something that they think will compensate with God so that He doesn't
execute judgment on them.

The Fear of Evil causes folks to miss out on what Jesus did on their behalf.
This fear blinds them to the fact that there is nothing they can do that
will add to the price that Jesus paid with His suffering, His death on the
Cross and His resurrection -- for them! It's one thing to minister to the
widows, the orphans, the needy and to do these things because Holy Spirit
has specifically directed you to do them; and it is another thing altogether
to do these "good works" because you are trying to "please God."

This may shock you, but God isn't impressed with "good works" that are done
just because folks are trying to please Him. The Fear of Evil drives those
kinds of good works. God isn't looking for folks to "help" Him! He's
looking for people who will respond to Him in a place of absolute love,
trust and faith in His Word to them. Faith and love-motivated obedience
pleases God, NOT the doing of "good" works. "Good" works motivated by
eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of "Good" and Evil produce nothing of
spiritual benefit when it comes to one's relationship with the Lord.

Getting back to Adam and Eve in the Garden, the Lord calls out, "Where are
you?"

Adam's response is very telling: "I heard your sound in the Garden as you
approached, and was fearful of you because I was naked; so I concealed
myself amongst the trees."

God's response to Adam gets right to the heart of the issue: "Who told you
that you were in the nude with no covering? Have you eaten of the tree I
specifically instructed you to NOT eat from?"

Now we're going to see the "blame game" get underway as the Fear of Man
manifests.

"It's THAT woman you gave to me who did it! (Get it? All of a sudden, it's
God's fault for giving Eve to Adam!?) She gave me the fruit of the tree and
I had to eat it!"

Well, folks, once the blame game starts, it's going to swing like a pendulum
back and forth. Obviously, the Lord isn't going to let this go. "What
have you done?"

And Eve is going follow Adam's example and pass the buck just like he did.
"The serpent seduced me. He led me astray and convinced me it was OK to eat
of the tree."

What's with this "blame game," anyway? Once fear gets a foothold in a
person, it begins to manifest in multiple ways. We've already talked about
the Fear of Evil, which is the granddaddy of all spirits of fear. The Fear
of Man, however, cannot stand to be seen as responsible for any contrary
actions or blunders in the sight of other men or women, and when confronted
will immediately point the finger at someone else.

In the case of Adam and Eve -- and even today in husband-wife relationships
-- the finger will generally get pointed at the opposite spouse when
tensions arise or one is confronted with an issue. We'll talk more about
this in the weeks ahead, but let's pick up the rest of this Garden event in
our next Coffee Break.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some terminal
disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors -- please
join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of each week
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Blessings on you!
Regner
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CAPENER MINISTRIES

RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
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Re: ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK:

Post  Admin on Sat 05 Jul 2014, 8:47 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Today's Coffee Break is a departure from our new series on Dealing with
Fear. Because we celebrate Independence Day as a nation, I just felt to
make some comments and observations and requests to all of you on this 4th
of July. We will return to our series on fear next week.

Today's photo is a bit unusual, I know. Most folks have normal
grandchildren -- don't they? Some folks, like the Capeners, have kids,
grandkids, and even great-grandkids who just like to break the mold!
(Something tells me that we did too!) Today's picture was on the front page
of the Anchorage Daily News. This is our grandson, Joseph Picasso, who was
yelling "USA" chants at the USA-Belgium World Cup soccer match.

Joseph, and his brother, Anthony, are both nationally-recognized soccer
players, and they are sports fans of every stripe (pun intended)! Because
many of the attendees at the soccer match had painted their faces with USA
flag colors, Joseph did one better and painted the upper half of his body
and then draped the flag, Superman style. Some young folks are trailblazers
and stand out from the crowd. (grin) Joseph is highly patriotic and wanted
everyone to know he was supporting America's team. We are rightfully proud
of our grandson(s). Too bad we didn't get to participate in or attend
Joseph and Anthony's soccer matches. We were thousands of miles apart
during these matches and during this time of their lives.

During the past few days I've been remembering some of Benjamin Franklin's
writings, his speeches, and the importance he placed on our nation's
foundations as being rooted in our relationship with God. Perhaps his most
famous oration occurred when he was addressing the Federal Convention in
1787 as the delegates were struggling to come up with a Constitution for the
new nation:

"Mr. President:

The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance &
continual reasonings with each other-our different sentiments on almost
every question, several of the last producing as many noes and ays, is
methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding.
We indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom, some we have been
running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for
models of Government, and examined the different forms of those Republics
which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no
longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find
none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.

In this situation of this Assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find
political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when presented to us, how
has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly
applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the
beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger
we had daily prayer in this room for the divine protection.

Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us
who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a
Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this
happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our
future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend?

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing
proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a
sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an
empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred
Writings, that "except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that
build it."

I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we
shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of
Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will
be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to
future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate
instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it
to chance, war and conquest.

I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the
assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this
Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more
of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service."

Franklin, as well as all of the Framers of the Constitution, realized the
value of religion in society. And they realized the value of prayer in the
weightier matters of politics. As it turns out, Dr. Franklin was not senile
at all as some have suggested in more modern times; he was simply asking for
divine assistance in what proved to be the formation of our American system.
Perhaps there were no "official" prayers during the Convention, but denying
that the delegates wanted God's blessing and direction-now that would be
senility.

Was that simply a political expression, or an attempt to curry favor with
his outspoken Christian compatriots? Was it a "deistic" expression? I
hardly think so. You hear the ring of conviction in Benjamin Franklin's
plea; and it is a notable shift from those things we read from Franklin's
writings in his earlier years. My personal sense is that as he sat there in
that Federal Convention, the words he had heard the fiery Evangelist,
George Whitefield, preach years before rang in his ears. There was indeed a
realization on his part that except the Lord order the establishment of
America as a nation, this country would soon fold under the weight of the
anarchy of Godlessness.

It was on November 4, 1800, that Charles Carroll of Carrollton -- the one
Roman Catholic who signed our Declaration of Independence -- wrote to
another of the founding fathers, James McHenry, and said in part,

"Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore
who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime &
pure, [and] which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, and [which]
insured to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation
of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."

He might just as well have been writing to today's ACLU -- an organization
which has gone out of its way to "decry the Christian religion" and
"undermine the solid foundations of morals, the best security for the
duration of free governments" under the premise that government has no right
to enact morals and Biblical standards for behavior.

There's a quote I find eminently appropriate for our 4th of July
celebrations. It comes from Leviticus 25:10, and appears as a quotation on
the nation's Liberty Bell: "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land to the
inhabitants thereof."

In looking for the name of the individual(s) who commissioned the making of
this bell, I was trying to find out who called for the inscribing of the
Scripture verse. It appears that our history has omitted the name of the
person who actually proposed this, but the order for the casting of the
original bell with scripture verse intact came from an order of the Assembly
of the Province of Pennsylvania for the State House in Philadelphia (also
known as Independence Hall) in 1751. Although we have no concrete evidence
to back it up, it would appear that the commissioning of the bell was to
commemorate William Penn's Charter of Privileges written 50 years before.

To put the quote from Leviticus in context, here is the first paragraph of
William Penn's preamble to that Charter of Privileges:

"BECAUSE no People can be truly happy, though under the greatest Enjoyment
of Civil Liberties, if abridged of the Freedom of their Consciences, as to
their Religious Profession and Worship: And Almighty God being the only Lord
of Conscience, Father of Lights and Spirits; and the Author as well as
Object of all divine Knowledge, Faith and Worship, who only doth enlighten
the Minds, and persuade and convince the Understandings of People, I do
hereby grant and declare, That no Person or Persons, inhabiting In this
Province or Territories, who shall confess and acknowledge One almighty God,
the Creator, Upholder and Ruler of the World; and professes him or
themselves obliged to live quietly under the Civil Government, shall be in
any Case molested or prejudiced, in his or their Person or Estate, because
of his or their conscientious Persuasion or Practice, nor be compelled to
frequent or maintain any religious Worship, Place or Ministry, contrary to
his or their Mind, or to do or suffer any other Act or Thing, contrary to
their religious Persuasion."

The Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London cast the very first Liberty Bell, but
its metal composition was so brittle that the very first time the bell
struck, it cracked. John Pass and John Stow, who were local Philadelphia
founders, offered to melt and recast the bell and strengthen its
composition. The new bell was completed and hung in March, 1753. The first
time it rang, however, the city fathers didn't like its tone, so Pass and
Stow recast it a third time. They completed the work in short order, and in
June, 1753, the bell was re-hung. Although some of the city fathers still
didn't like the tone of the new bell, the majority of citizens agreed that
it was a good sounding bell, and this time the bell stayed.

That bell cracked almost a hundred years later, although the date of its
initial crack is in question. That crack, however grew in proportion on
February 22, 1789 in honor of George Washington's Presidency when it tolled
for several hours. An attempt to repair the crack some 57 years later
resulted in only extending the flaw, and the bell has not been rung publicly
since. The bell was recast and a replacement donated by Henry Seybert in
1876 at the Centennial Anniversary Celebration.

The name, "Liberty Bell," however, was not the name the bell was known by
until 1835. In fact, the bell had no name per se until R. G. Williams
published Volume 1, No. 2 of The Anti-Slavery Record in February of 1835.
His comment is worth reprinting here:

"The Liberty Bell. Being in Philadelphia a few days since, I was invited
after viewing the room in which the Declaration of Independence was signed,
to ascend the tower of the State House, to take a view of the city. The view
was delightful. On our ascent, we did not fail to examine the celebrated
Bell. It weighs 2300 pounds, and was cast 23 years before the Declaration of
Independence was signed. On that occasion it was rung, and has been run
every 22d February and 4th of July since. It is remarkable that the
following inscription was on the bell when it was cast. It was considered a
sort of prophecy: "PROCLAIM LIBERTY THROUGHOUT ALL THE LAND, AND TO ALL THE
INHABITANTS THEREOF." May not the emancipationists in Philadelphia, hope to
live to hear the same bell rung, when liberty shall in fact be proclaimed to
all the inhabitants of this favored land? Hitherto, the bell has not obeyed
the inscription; and its peals have been a mockery, while one sixth of "all
inhabitants" are in abject slavery."

In fact, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation almost 29 years later
fulfilled the prophecy, and the Liberty Bell became a prophetic symbol of
the freedoms we enjoy in Christ as Americans. It commemorated to a certain
degree the words of those Mayflower settlers whose compact and covenant
began, "In the name of God.Having undertaken for the glory of God and
advancement of the Christian faith. "announcing the fact that this nation's
very beginnings were undertaken "for the Glory of God, and advancement of
the Christian faith."

The signs and symbols, the Scripture references that abound in our founding
fathers' commentaries, and their labors of love and covenant to establish
this great nation make abundantly clear that they purposed to have "one
nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

America has, because of its degeneration and promiscuity, fallen into the
hands of the lawless who think nothing of ignoring our foundations, the
Constitution which was written to provide checks and balances against the
tyranny of a few, and the blood of our founding fathers who bled and died in
order to see that this nation was founded in and with a covenant
relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Never has there been a
greater crisis for this nation's existence in its 238 year history than we
face today.

This is why I call upon every believer to join in daily prayer and
intercession for the removal of the wicked and the raising up of
righteousness at every level of governance and influence across this nation:
from the White House (and its various cabinets) to the Senate, to the House
of Representatives, to governors and state legislatures, to city and county
governments.

We have been a free and independent nation, but our independence has caused
us to stray from our dependence upon the Lord Jesus Christ for His
governance in this land. It's time to reverse thing, folks!

Happy Independence Day, America!

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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#. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
Regner A. Capener
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Re: ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK:

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Another Coffee Break:

Dealing With Fear, Part 1

June 27, 2014

Peter and Janet Van Hierdan are friends we've known for the past nine years.
We met under rather unusual circumstances during a tour of the National
Cemetery in Washington, DC. Peter was walking in front of us, engaged in an
animated discussion with a Canadian friend. I couldn't help overhearing
them as Peter was describing a series of puzzling events that were taking
place in his home with his teenage children.

It seems that they'd been having Bible studies with other kids from the
area. Peter and Janet had been supervising and leading these Bible studies
and things had taken a decidedly unusual turn -- especially for folks whose
church and faith background was rooted in the Netherlands Reformed
Congregation. After the time of Bible study was finished, the kids would
get together and begin praying. One evening without any warning, some of
them began speaking in tongues.

Soon those who'd been baptized in the Holy Spirit began laying hands on
others, and it spread like fire. They started praying for one another and
seeing healings take place. For families who had no background whatever in
these kinds of displays it was a source of consternation. 

Overhearing Peter's discussion during our walk in the National Cemetery and
his puzzlement over what he was seeing and hearing, I couldn't help but
insert myself into the conversation. It resulted in Peter and Janet coming
to our hotel room that night while Della and I shared with them. We laid
hands on them to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit that night, and
while we didn't see or hear any immediate manifestation of their speaking in
tongues, the seeds were planted -- seeds that would shortly explode with
humorous manifestation. All of us had been in DC for a conference and when
the conference ended, we shared telephone numbers and addresses (Peter and
Janet live in Lethbridge, Alberta), and we headed our respective ways.

A few days later Peter calls me. "I just received a phone call from my wife
-- at least I'm pretty sure it's my wife -- but I can't understand a word
she's speaking!" He explained that Janet regularly went on prayer walks
just to be alone with the Lord. On this occasion as Janet had been praying,
she received a royal download of her prayer language, to the point where (as
I shared with you in the last Coffee Break about my own experience) she
couldn't speak English. I assured Peter that this was not unusual, and that
he should expect more of this.

In the weeks, months and years that followed, Della and I were able to be
with them in their home and see the continual growth and the gifts and
manifestations of the Holy Spirit abound in their family to the point that
their sons and their daughters developed unusual prophetic giftings.

I've really only scratched the surface of this story but my purpose in
sharing is to introduce Janet to you and to let you know that she has
published a rather unique book titled, Preparing the Bride of Christ for His
Return. This book is a chronicle of her own experiences and revelations
developed during her prayer walks and times with the Lord. When Janet first
began to share the book with me, I saw it as an extraordinary and very
inspirational daily devotional and recommended that she chapterize it in
that manner.

The book is currently available at Amazon.com in both softcover and e-book
form. A link is available on our website at www.RegnersMorningCoffee.com.
Simply click on the photo of the book cover. You won't be disappointed!

OK, my introductions today got a bit windy, so let's see if we can get
cracking on this new series.

In the thirty-plus years that have gone by since Holy Spirit first began to
download into me the revelation of the families of fear, my understanding
has grown by a quantum leap of just how pervasive these families are, and
the extent to which these wicked spirits conceal themselves as part of the
character or personality of individuals.

In 1981, I was invited to speak on a Sunday night at the Presbyterian church
in Fairbanks, Alaska on the subject of deliverance. One of the elders of
the church was a gentleman whom I'd known as a teenager, growing up in
Barrow, and he'd heard me share in a Charismatic conference on deliverance
from fear. He shared what he'd heard with the pastor, and as a result I was
given the invitation to come and teach.

When I began to teach, I made the statement that "If you get stirred inside,
if anger rises up inside you or you get really fidgety while hearing this
message, that's a good sign! The Enemy who has hidden himself inside you --
an enemy who has camouflaged himself as part of your nature and makeup --
does NOT want you to hear and receive the truth that you have authority over
him, and that you can be rid of him." When I finished sharing that night,
the first person to the front of the church to receive deliverance was the
pastor. More than three-quarters of the church followed him to the front.
As they followed me in a prayer of deliverance, there were a few cases of
folks who began to cough almost uncontrollably, some began to experience
convulsing as though they were about to vomit and some made hissing noises
but most of them very calmly exercised the authority they had in Christ
Jesus to receive their deliverance.

My very first experience with ministering deliverance from fear occurred a
decade earlier in Salt Lake City. An 18-year-old girl sat on the front row
of the church as I was teaching, and when I finished she immediately
volunteered the fact that she lived her life in constant fear, doubt, and
uncertainty, reacting to sudden noises or events around her as though
something was going to kill or injure her. When I spoke to the spirit of
fear and commanded it to leave her, the sound that came out of her mouth was
almost unbelievable. It was akin to the sound of a steam locomotive with a
deafening hiss and something approaching a scream.

Have to admit, the look of shock on her face and the faces of those sitting
near her was something to behold! But the manifestation of her deliverance
from fear and the boldness that developed in her life in the years that
followed was a story all by itself. Although I left Salt Lake City the
following year to minister with Dwain McKenzie at Long Beach Christian
Center (in California), events transpired which allowed me to see this young
woman's life unfold and keep track of her for a number of years to come.
She eventually went on to become a stock broker, an investment advisor, and
-- eventually -- a managing director for Smith-Barney (now Morgan Stanley
Smith Barney).

With that, let's lay some foundations from the Word.

II Timothy 1:7 (KJV): "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of
power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

Let's expand this a bit from the Greek text: "For God has not endowed, or
committed to our being and existence the spirit (the very breath and
speaking forth) of fear, timidity and faithlessness; but of miraculous
power, might and strength, and of agape love, and of a disciplined mind
(under control and not subject to "flights of fancy")." (RAC Translation
and Amplification)

Then we pick up with a verse shared in the previous Coffee Break from I John
4:18 (KJV): "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."

Once again, here is the same verse amplified from the Greek text:

"There is never any alarm or fright or excessive concern in the love feast
[we have with Jesus]; but completed and mature love throws out any fright or
excessive concern: because fright and alarm bring torment. He who allows
himself [the luxury] of alarm, or fright, or excessive concern does not
permit the finished work and maturity of God's love feast in Christ Jesus in
us." (RAC Translation and Amplification)

Now, take another look at the way the Greek phrases II Timothy 1:7: "For
God has not endowed, or committed to our being and existence the spirit (the
very breath and speaking forth) of fear, timidity and faithlessness; but of
miraculous power, might and strength, and of agape love, and of a
disciplined mind (under control and not subject to "flights of fancy")."

Do you see it? God HAS NOT endowed us with any spirit of fear. We were
never given the breath of an evil spirit at Creation. Adam and Eve were
endowed with and imbued with the breath of God, and His breath became their
spirit. For the 2,000 years or so they lived in the Garden, their lives
exemplified what John describes in his Gospel like this:

"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. In him was life; and
the life was the light of men." (John 1:1-4 KJV)

When God breathed the breath of life into Adam and Eve, He breathed into
them HIS life, and that life was light -- both in the sense of what flowed
in their veins AND in the context of the revelation that filled their
beings. Adam and Eve never had to go to school to learn anything. They
didn't graduate from Eden University. They never had to attend Garden Tech
in order to learn how to tend the Garden. Eve didn't have a PhD in
child-rearing or home economics. Adam didn't attend four or eight years at
the Divine Institute of Technology in order to transition between dimensions
or to become expert in zoology.

OK. You can laugh at me if you like, but you get the picture! The
naturally supernatural ability to do what they did came with the Breath of
God being breathed into their beings. It brought all the revelation they
would ever need to fulfill every commission God gave them. 

Oh, and by the way, when God breathed into Adam, and then into Eve after He
took a rib from Adam and made her, He didn't conduct a ceremony in which He
stood before them and performed some kind of ritual. God blessed them with
His declaration, "Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it
[using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every
living creature that moves upon the earth. And God said, See, I have given
you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every
tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. And to all the
animals on the earth and to every bird of the air and to everything that
creeps on the ground-to everything in which there is the breath of life-I
have given every green plant for food." (Genesis 1:28-30 Amplified Bible)

What Adam and Eve received from the Lord with His Spirit being breathed into
them, AND the blessing He declared over them, was total dominion over the
earth.

David makes this clear in Psalm 115:16 when he writes, "The heaven, even the
heavens, are the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of
men." (KJV)

It's even clearer when you read it in the Hebrew text: "The Heaven, even
the Heavens [past, present and future], are the Lord's: but the earth has He
appointed, assigned, delivered and charged to the sons [and daughters] and
descendants of Adam."

By now you are seeing it, aren't you? What happens when someone is given
complete dominion -- full authority?

They are given the control of things! No one, no being, no entity has the
power or authority to take it away. If the one with dominion and authority
cedes any part of that authority to someone else, then that "someone else"
has the ability to function or to exercise some rule in the stead of the
grantor.

Let's put it another way. The grantor has the final authority. He is a
king. The one to whom some portion of power or authority is granted is
still subject to the king. That individual is regarded as a prince.

It may seem like I'm really going around a 40-acre field but my objective is
to show you some contrasts, and in the process help you understand the
nature and the foundation for the creation of, or basis for fear.

Once again, what was it that first happened with Adam and Eve? "And God
blessed them......." With God's Blessing came His authority! With God's
Blessing, Adam and Eve had full revelation of God's plan for the Garden;
they had all their needs supplied; they had the creative ability to call
each of the animals, the birds of the air and the fish of the sea and endue
them with their respective nature, their character, their personality and
their makeup.

Here's one thing most folks miss in this picture: Adam had dominion over the
serpent! The serpent was subject to him. The serpent was answerable to
him. Despite the fact that Satan had entered into the serpent, causing it
to take on Satan's character and makeup, the serpent still remained a
serpent -- a reptile (or creeping thing), if you will -- over which Adam had
all rule and authority.

When the serpent deceived Eve through cunning and subtlety into eating of
the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he tricked Eve
into violating God's command and warning that doing so would induce death.
Adam acted with purpose, not being deceived, and he acted emotionally, not
fully considering or comprehending the long-term consequences of his action
when he took the fruit from Eve and ate of it himself. God specifically
commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of that tree -- NOT because He was trying
to keep something good from them, but because the human frame was never
designed for any knowledge acquired by anything other than revelation.

What Adam did not comprehend was that when an individual eats of the Tree of
the Knowledge of Good and Evil, three serious consequences follow: (1) the
Knowledge of Good produces pride and arrogance; (2) the Knowledge of Evil
produces the Fear of Evil, and along with it a host of other fear families;
and (3) that kind of fear produces a chain reaction in human cells and human
DNA resulting in ultimate death.

Adam and Eve were never designed to die. They were created in the image and
likeness of God, Who is Eternal. They had dwelled in the Garden for some
2,000 years (give or take), walking and talking with the Lord and
functioning inter-dimensionally between earth and the heavenlies. The fact
that partaking of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil began
marking a point in their existence at which life would terminate produced in
them (and all their descendants) the Fear of Death.

Next week we will explore the events that unfolded in Scripture when Adam
and Eve ate of the fruit of that tree, and watch each specific event that
followed, along with a visual demonstration of the families of fear as they
activated in both of them.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some terminal
disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors -- please
join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of each week
at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then
enter the access code: 124763#. To get into the queue for prayer, when
Randy opens the call up for everyone, hit *6-1 on your keypad. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!

RegnerRegner A. Capener
CAPENER MINISTRIES
RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
Sunnyside, Washington 98944
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Re: ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK:

Post  Admin on Mon 23 Jun 2014, 10:11 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 35

June 20, 2014

Earlier this past week, I had an experience that has been an eye-opener.
Some sixty years have gone by since I was first baptized in the Holy Spirit.
On the night that I was baptized in the Holy Spirit and began to speak in
tongues, it was nearly four hours before I could speak a word in English.
My brother tried to carry on a conversation with me but I couldn't answer
him in English. Every response came out in some other language. Not until
the following morning was I able to carry on a coherent conversation in
English.

In the years since, while I take time to pray, to intercede, to decree and
declare and to do warfare in the tongues of men and angels, it hasn't been
often that the flow of tongues exceeds 20 - 30 minutes at a time. Even in
our daily time of prayer and intercession, I don't often exceed 15 or 20
minutes.

On Tuesday night just before midnight, I was awakened by sounds I couldn't
identify. In an instant I was wide awake and sleep was totally gone from
me. Della and I have both learned that when these events happen, we
generally put on our robe, go downstairs to the living room, and pray
quietly in tongues until the need for prayer or intercession lifts. This
time was a bit different. For the better part of two hours, I prayed in
tongues non-stop. It was like a river flowing out of me.

Some thirty minutes or so into this flow of the Spirit, I said to the Lord,
"OK, Father, what's this all about? What are you wanting to accomplish?"
His answer was pretty surprising. "I'm preparing you to live and walk
inter-dimensionally."

The pictures and images that flashed past me in the next few moments left
absolutely no doubt as to what He meant. In Luke 4:30 we see Jesus shifting
dimensions when the angry mob wanted to throw Him off a cliff. He simply
passed right through the crowd. We see the same thing occurring when He
suddenly appears to the disciples (John 20:19) following His resurrection.

I've twice experienced this in years gone by. Back in the late 1960's I was
driving in northern Utah with a business partner on our way to an
appointment. A heavy snowfall had left the somewhat sparsely traveled
highway with a single set of ruts in the deep snow. Warming temperatures
had melted the snow just enough to create a glaze in the ruts making it
extremely difficult to get out.

Coming to a rise in the highway with a bridge in front of us, we couldn't
see what was on the other side of the bridge. As we approached the bridge
we realized another car was coming right at us in the same ruts. Each of us
were traveling at roughly 45-50 mph, and there was absolutely no chance we
were going to be able to stop.

I did what I was trained to do. "JESUS!!" I hollered it at the top of my
voice. We shifted dimensions and passed right through the oncoming car.
The driver of the other vehicle, whom we could see close-up, had utter
terror on his face as we passed through him. It took a minute for both of
us to stop and we stepped out of our cars and looked back at one another.
The other driver was wiping the brow of his head trying to figure out what
had just happened. It was one of the events in your life you never forget,
and when the Lord said to me, "I'm preparing you to live and walk
inter-dimensionally," I knew exactly what He meant!

OK, that bit of sharing took more time than I planned, so if as a result
today's Coffee Break runs a bit longer than usual, please excuse me.

One of the issues that affects many Christians today when it comes to
receiving their healing -- no matter what kind of healing is needed -- or
their deliverance from oppression is that they have been programmed through
either religious doctrines or societal traditions with a mindset that places
them in opposition to the Word and to what Jesus has done for them.

I've addressed this issue in the past, but let me re-emphasize this again.
We have a covenant -- one made available to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. He
didn't provide that covenant for nothing! When Jesus took our sins -- past,
present and future -- on the Cross; when He took all of our diseases and
infirmities by subjecting Himself to the extreme lashes that ripped his
flesh into shreds; when Jesus died and then rose again from the dead, there
was nothing left undone for us.

For us to receive what Jesus has paid for is to simply believe and accept
what we need by faith: NO begging, NO whining, NO hope-so, think-so,
maybe-so, NO "if it be your will" baloney! He's already paid for us to
have it! Where do we get the idea that it may not be His will for us to be
healed, to be set free from oppression?

Let me take this another step -- and I know that as soon as I say this,
somebody is surely going to accuse me of being one of those "blab it and
grab it" types, or -- worse (!) -- "one of those terrible prosperity
preachers."

(And that's OK, folks! I'll admit to being guilty of both -- although not
perhaps the way you think. I "blab" whatever Father says to me, and then I
grab hold of what He says I can receive. I am violently, outspokenly
standing in opposition to anyone who says it is God's will for me to live in
poverty and constant need. Last time I checked, the Word clearly states
that "My God shall liberally supply all your needs, your requirements and
your demands out of and in direct proportion to His riches in Glory by and
through the anointing of the Anointed One, Christ Jesus." [Philippians 4:19,
RAC Translation & Amplification]

Hmmmm... then there's this one: "But you shall without doubt mark, remember
and mention the LORD your God: for it is He who gives you the capacity, the
means and the ability to get wealth and riches, so that He may establish his
covenant and confederacy with you by which he swore an oath unto your
fathers, as is evidenced before and among you this day." [Deuteronomy 8:18,
RAC Translation & Amplification] Sorry for the rabbit trail. Let's get
back on track.)

Will somebody please provide me with even one scripture that specifically
states -- no guesswork, no "assuming," -- that it is the will and purposes
of God or His heart's desire (never mind the fact that Jesus paid for our
deliverance from poverty) for us as believers to live in poverty, dead
broke, struggling to pay our bills, just barely eking out a living? How,
pray tell me, does that show the world at large our covenant? How does that
demonstrate Father's love? How does that draw a picture of a God who owns
all the cattle on a thousand hills? Who is it that is suggesting that God
is very greedy, and that He intends to keep everything all for Himself so we
can live like poverty-ridden slaves? (OK, I'm done. I'll leave this alone
for another time.)

Any doctrine or teaching which proposes that we have to beg God for anything
whatsoever is a flat out lie! Any doctrine or teaching which suggests that
any part of our spiritual growth, our maturity in God, our responses to the
quickening of Holy Spirit are optional if we're going to receive all that
God has for us, or if we have any expectation whatever of being incorporated
in the Bride of Christ is pure heresy!

Christians have been literally peppered for centuries with teachings and
doctrines that make God into some kind of super, terrible, mystical being
who's created this incredibly difficult way to live, putting us on some kind
of performance standard if we are going to be pleasing to Him. The problem
today, even for Christians who have walked with the Lord for many years, is
that Father is still unapproachable, that we have to walk on eggshells if we
are going to come before Him and ask for anything.

Let's revisit the scripture from Paul's letter to the Romans that we talked
about in last week's Coffee Break:

"Let me conclude what I've been saying by putting it this way; there are no
adverse sentences or verdicts hanging over those who are IN the anointing of
the Anointed One, Jesus. For the Law (and principles) of the Spirit [the
breath that God breathed into us when He raised us from the dead] of God's
life in the anointing of the Anointed One, Jesus has liberated and exempted
me (us) from the Law which decrees judgment and execution for the sins and
offenses (willful and unpurposed) resulting in death." (Romans 8:1-2, RAC
Translation & Amplification)

If indeed we have been set free from the Law of Sin and Death with all of
its consequences, the diseases, the sicknesses, the infirmities, the poverty
and the death that all are a part of it, what is it that we need to beg for?
Why do so many Christians not believe that if they speak, decree, declare
and receive the healing that Jesus has already paid for, they're not going
to get it? Why do so many Christians think that there is still something
they have to do in order to "deserve" healing, or deliverance, or provision
for their needs?

Religion puts people on a performance basis with the Lord. Covenant with
Jesus Christ puts us on a friend-to-friend, elder brother-to-brother family
relationship in which love -- agape love -- is the determining factor. If
indeed love is the governing basis for our relationship with the Lord, then
there's no place for fear, for doubt, for unbelief, for trepidation of any
kind!

Let's see.....how was it that John put it when writing his first general
letter to the body of Christ?

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear
hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him,
because he first loved us." (I John 4:18-19)

Let me amplify this a bit out of the Greek so as to clarify things more
fully:

"There is never any alarm or fright or excessive concern in the love feast
[we have with Jesus]; but completed and mature love throws out any fright or
excessive concern: because fright and alarm bring torment. He who allows
himself [the luxury] of alarm, or fright, or excessive concern does not
permit the finished work and maturity of God's love feast in Christ Jesus in
us. Our love for Him must be unconditional because he first loved us
[unconditionally]."

You see it don't you? We've been brought into a love-relationship with
Father through Jesus Christ! Everything we have need of has been paid for.
Because of His love toward us, Jesus stands next to us every second of every
moment of every day with His hands outstretched waiting for us to receive
whatever we ask for, be it healing from terminal diseases, sicknesses,
infirmities, chronic health problems or whatever!

He stands next to us with His hands outstretched ready to deliver us from
oppression. He has given us ALL authority over the power of the Enemy. I
continue to repeat what I've said for many, many years: the weakest
Christian has far more authority over Satan than he has power to exercise
against us. Unless we believe that, however, and walk in that authority, he
continues to lie and deceive and entice us to believe that we are
namby-pamby nothings next to him and that he has the right to do whatever he
chooses just because he's "the prince of the power of the air."

Bahh.....Humbug! A prince has greater authority than a king? A prince has
more power than a king? Not the last time I checked! Satan is never -- and
I repeat, NEVER -- referred to, anywhere in the Word, as a king. Four times
in the Word, Jesus is referred to as THE KING OF KINGS! That makes Him --
and His Throne -- Supreme! It also makes us -- as John describes it in
Revelation 1:6 -- "... kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be
glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen."

Allow me to share some things as a lead-in to the next series of Coffee
Breaks which will be titled, DEALING WITH FEAR. The last time I did a
series on the families of fear and the dominant spirits of fear was probably
back in 2005 or 2006, and it's time to seriously update those teachings.

When Jesus visited that day with the Samaritan woman at the well, and she
began to talk about worship, relating to worship in a physical sense with
physical acts in a geographical place, Jesus stopped her with the statement,
"You worship that which you do not know.............But an hour is coming,
and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and
truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. God is a
spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth."
(John 4:22-24, NASB)

The point He makes is that worship is neither a physical act, nor a function
in a physical or geographical place. Worship is not the doing of things.
Worship is not something which occurs in a church or a synagogue. Worship
is not even the doing of things which please the Father. Although true
worship will certainly result in our doing things which please Him, it is a
place of union, a place of intimate love in the Spirit.

Again, without belaboring the point, Jesus went beyond just saying that
those who worship God must worship Him in spirit. He added the phrase, "and
in truth." In so doing, He pointed back once again to that place where Adam
and Eve had once lived in the Garden. So long as they were clothed in the
absoluteness of the onoma of the Lord, so long as they lived enveloped in
that place of Truth -- that place where His Word, His Rhema, His revelation
(they are all one and the same) formed the very essence of their existence
-- His throne was operational in and through them. They lived worship.

Jesus was saying to the woman of Samaria that relationship with the Lord,
that worship, that intimacy with Him has nothing whatever to do with human
reasoning, thought processes, or the knowledge of good or evil. He was
saying that "worship" and "knowledge" are not compatible. Everything which
occurs outside the realm of the Spirit functions in the place of intellect,
reasoning and knowledge. Worship -- which can only occur in the Spirit --
must be in Truth.

As previously noted, Truth vanishes with knowledge, whether it be the
"knowledge of good," or the "knowledge of evil." If Truth disappears, the
Throne goes with it, along with all the authority and power of the Throne.
Worship, therefore, "in Truth," needs no help. Worship in the Spirit, and
in Truth, is the sum and substance -- the totality, if you will -- of being
One with the Lord Jesus Christ, with the Father, with the Holy Spirit. To
worship "in Truth" is to worship in the totality of Jesus' onoma -- the very
essence of His being. He is that Truth!

Our salvation, and everything that goes with it, has been paid for! Our
deliverance from oppression has been accomplished, both at the Cross and at
the tomb when Jesus rose from the dead. Our healing has already been
finished. That's the truth!

Is it not time for us to change our confession to agree with what the Word
declares -- NOT the "facts on the ground?" Our confession MUST agree with
what Jesus' blood provided. John saw the finished work and described it for
us in the Revelation.

"The [accused] conquered, subdued, overcame and defeated Satan by the
redeeming blood, shed by the Anointed One in His anointing as the
[once-and-for-all] sacrificial Lamb, and by the documented decree written
and declared in Gods Word as it was spoken and agreed with and confessed by
those who testified to the [redemption of the] Blood, even at the point of
death or the threat thereof." (Revelation 12:11, RAC Translation &
Amplification)

Let's finish up this series on Aphiémi Healing with Paul's statement to the
Romans:

"For all have erred, missing the mark, being deficient in manifesting the
glory, the honor and dignity of the Lord God; Being regarded and freely
proclaimed and rendered innocent by His grace His divine influence and
changing power through the full ransom and riddance [of our error] that
is in [and comes through] Jesus, The Anointed One and His anointing; Whom
God has exhibited and set before the world to be our Mercy Seat and
reconciliation [with God] by our exercise of faith and trust in His blood;
to declare His righteousness and justification by His acquisition and taking
possession of sins that have transpired (throughout the ages) through the
lovingkindness, tender mercies and endurance [in the meantime] of God."
(Romans 3:23-25 (RAC Translation & Amplification)

Understand? Our sins, our diseases, our sicknesses, our infirmities, our
oppression by the Enemy, our poverty -- ALL -- have been eradicated by the
Lord Jesus Christ!

See you next week as we begin a new series.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some terminal
disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors -- please
join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of each week
at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then
enter the access code: 124763#. To get into the queue for prayer, when
Randy opens the call up for everyone, hit *6-1 on your keypad. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!

Regner
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Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 34

June 13, 2014

We were doing a bit of reminiscing in the past few days about some of the
rather humorous events of our childhoods and I was sharing with folks an
event that took place in the winter of 1947 in Nome, Alaska. We'd had a
rather spectacular snowfall resulting in snowdrifts anywhere from 7 to 20
feet deep. Being both the son of a preacher and a missionary, and having a
call myself -- even at age five -- imbedded in my spirit by the Lord to the
ministry, it was perfectly natural for me to be a preacher so I did what
came natural in that environment.

I dug out a room in a big snow bank, cut a window, put a candle in the
window for light, made a bench from compacted snow and had myself a
"church!" Preaching to my friends and playmates was the logical thing to
do, and of course, I led some of them to the Lord. They knelt down at that
snow bench and accepted Jesus Christ.

Well, what do you do when you first accept Jesus Christ? You have to be
baptized in water. In case you hadn't noticed, that's a problem when the
outside temperature is minus 20 degrees. So we waited until Spring. When
the temperatures began to warm and the snow began to melt mud puddles were
the natural result. As soon as the snow had sufficiently melted that we had
some fairly deep mud puddles, I started baptizing my friends. We thought
nothing of it! My friends' parents might have wondered at their coming home
all soaking wet and covered in muddy water, but we never heard anything from
it. And -- after all -- when I was baptized in water, it was in the Nome
River in the early summer when ice cakes were still floating in the river.

You see, none of it makes any difference when you are obeying the Word of
the Lord and acting in faith! (OK, now you can smile!)

During the past couple of weeks, Della and I have been discussing a trap
we've seen among believers in which they get focused on the "facts" of their
situations and completely miss the promises God has made for us. People get
caught up with the pain, the suffering, the needs that they have and fail to
appropriate for themselves the truth of what Jesus has said concerning their
needs, and what He has done.

Receiving our healing, our deliverance from oppression and our provision for
every need comes as we differentiate between the "facts on the ground" and
the Truth.

"The facts on the ground" is a technical term often used by the military or
by police and security people. It refers to a state of acknowledgement of
situations as they presently exist, or are unfolding in front of you. The
societies of this earth have been bred and immersed with the philosophy that
you first acquire, then assess the facts; and then you make a decision based
on those facts.

In certain situations -- in fact, in many of life's situations -- that
philosophy works. The problem is that this is not how we are or were
designed by the Lord when we were first created, and for those who become
"new creations" in Christ Jesus. Where it falls down and fails us is when
we try to apply those processes to the things of the Spirit. Over the past
twenty-plus years it has become more and more clear that, for us as
believers who are being re-created and transformed into sons of God, heirs
and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, the "assess the facts and make a
decision" philosophy comes straight out of eating from the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Let me explain.

"Truth" does not come by eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and
Evil. The knowledge of "good" does not necessarily produce truth. In fact
it often creates an arrogant and insensitive attitude. The knowledge of
evil, on the other hand, produces the Fear of Evil -- and that's a topic we
won't try to explore today because it would take us in a totally different
direction.

"Truth," my friends, is not a collection of facts. And yet it can be.

"Truth" is neither the reciting of history, nor a compilation of events
which have occurred. And yet it can be.

"Truth" is not the quoting of scriptures. And yet it can be.

Facts. History. Scriptures. They can all be a portion of truth, but in
and of themselves, they are not -- by any stretch of the imagination -- The
Truth.

Facts can be twisted by The Spirit of Error and become a lie. History can
be distorted -- and often is -- so that historical facts are taken out of
context to present a false picture. Personal experience, left to stand on
its own, can bring wrong conclusions. Scriptures can be taken out of
context and quoted to support virtually any stance one desires to take.

Truth, therefore, is not just facts, history, personal experience, or
scriptures.

Truth -- the genuine article -- can only come by the Spirit of Truth, which
is one of the seven Spirits of God. The Spirit of Truth takes facts, takes
history, takes events which have occurred -- either in our lives, or in the
lives of others -- or, takes verses of scripture and applies them in a
manner which brings life. The Spirit of Truth takes that life and transmits
it into the core of our beings. Truth comes by revelation -- NOT by the
studious acquisition of "knowledge."

Truth -- the very essence of Jesus' onoma -- is that which He was clothed
in. It was the life which went forth when He spoke the worlds into
existence. It was the spirit which went forth when He breathed into man the
breath of life.

Because everything He spoke was founded in Truth, there was an absoluteness
to everything which occurred. The very foundations of the Universe rested
upon that Truth. Consider how Paul describes it as he opens up his general
letter to the Hebrews:

"[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of His]
Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and
through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of
time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].

"He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the
out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and
very image of [Gods] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and
propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering
Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat
down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high." (Hebrews 11:1-3,
Amplified Version)

Truth, therefore, is a part of the invincible foundation of the Throne. 

Consider these aspects.

Adam and Eve ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and thus were
separated (evicted, actually) from the Garden, and from their place of
intimate relationship with the Lord. That removal condemned their seed to
being perpetually infected with the "Knowledge Virus," and with it, the
death incorporated into its very essence. 

Until Jesus' birth, no human being on the face of the earth had ever been
born who was not infected. Jesus, by virtue of His spiritual genetics,
although He was born of a woman, did not carry in His flesh the proclivity
for "knowledge."

Being born of a woman qualified Him as a genuine member of the human race.
Having the genesis of the Holy Spirit in His DNA, He also had -- in His
human form -- all of the qualities of His Throne in the Heavenlies, and the
rulership and authority which went with that place of dominion. It was
imperative -- for the sake of His Bride-to-be -- that this dominion be
worked in His being as a human. It was critical and necessary that He put
down the knowledge of good, and the knowledge of evil, and that He rule over
the tendency of the flesh to be lured by the lust for knowledge.

He must of necessity squash "under His feet" human reasoning -- facts -- and
rationale by responding only to the dictates of His Father. And He did!
Jesus could therefore freely state, "I do nothing of myself; but as my
Father hath taught me, I speak these things. And He that sent me is with
me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that
please Him." (see John 8:28-29)

This word, "please," is of great significance in the Greek text. The word
used here is: arestos. We define arestos (which comes from the root word,
aresko) as much more than just to please. It means: to be in agreement
with; to accommodate one's self to the opinions, desires, and interests of
(the intended individual).

Hence, "to please" is not to merely acquiesce to someone's wishes and
desires -- even if you don't necessarily completely agree. Arestos is to be
in a place of complete unity and agreement, and to therefore "please," or
"bring pleasure," through the active fulfillment of those opinions, desires
and interests.

Being in that place of complete unity and agreement with the Father meant
that He was in complete agreement with the Throne of the Universe, and was
therefore acting on its behalf. As a result, He could walk and talk -- in
human form -- and at the same time function from the Throne, ruling, and
overruling the flesh, the emotions, the lust for the knowledge of good and
evil, that old serpent Satan, and every evil spirit pitted against Him.

Jesus walked as the personification of perfect agreement, perfect sumphoneo
-- perfect accord -- with the Father, and with the Holy Spirit, Who would
shortly come to fulfill His bidding in the preparation of His long awaited
Bride. How did He do this? It was simple! Though He walked in human
flesh, He lived in the realm of the Spirit.

That union, that accord, that agreement -- that place of demonstrated
authority -- all existed because He lived in the realm of the Spirit.

This, folks, is the conundrum of so many Christians. We've been born again
by the Spirit of God. In Christ Jesus, the "old us" hung on the Cross with
Him. In Christ Jesus, the "old us" died, along with our sins and the curse
imprinted in our old DNA. When Jesus rose from the dead, we rose with Him.
We were made alive with Father's DNA. We've talked about this repeatedly,
but let me share from the Greek text of Paul's statement from his letter to
the Roman Ekklesia: (See Romans 8:1-2)

"Let me conclude what I've been saying by putting it this way; there are no
adverse sentences or verdicts hanging over those who are IN the anointing of
the Anointed One, Jesus. For the Law (and principles) of the Spirit [the
breath that God breathed into us when He raised us from the dead] of God's
life in the anointing of the Anointed One, Jesus has liberated and exempted
me (us) from the Law which decrees judgment and execution for the sins and
offenses (willful and unpurposed) resulting in death." (RAC Amplification)

You see it now, don't you?

Then let me illustrate what I'm saying with a humorous illustration from and
event that happened many years ago when Bob Mumford was invited to perform a
wedding for a young couple.

The wedding went off without a hitch. The ceremony was perfect, the bride
was elegant, the groom swept her off her feet with a kiss when Bob said, "I
now pronounce you husband and wife." The resulting clamor from the guests
in attendance slowed the couple from exiting the church.

Amidst a hail of rice and shouts from the guests, they finally made it out
the front door to the front steps of the church. The waiting limousine
driver saw them and opened the door of the vehicle for them. Making their
way down the long staircase to the sidewalk, the bride paused to gather the
long train of her wedding dress. The groom stood there for a minute taking
everything in, trying to absorb the transformation that had just taken place
and then said to his new bride, "Honey, I don't feel married yet."

You can imagine the look on her face. She responded quickly and said,
"Then, Sweetheart, you'd better adjust your feelings to fit the facts -- and
the truth! We're married!"

So it is with many Christians. The past life with its sins, its mistakes,
its having been subject to sickness, infirmity, disease, poverty and death
has been eradicated. The past life has been put to death. We've been
raised from the dead. The "new us" has Father's DNA, and that DNA is not
subject to the Law of Sin and Death.

The fact that we've been redeemed from sin and now have access to eternal
life in Christ Jesus registers somewhat for most believers. The fact that
we are no longer subject to sickness, disease, infirmity, poverty and dying
still has a long way to go to register in our consciousness. We've become
so "fact" oriented that we fail to see and hear and receive the truth!
We've tried to adjust the truth to fit our feelings and our circumstances
instead of realizing that we are continuing to eat from the Tree of the
Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Just because a person is fighting with cancer doesn't mean they have to
accept the prognosis of the medical profession. Just because someone has
Alzheimer's, or arthritis or heart problems doesn't mean that those issues
have finality in their lives. These things are all a product of the
environment in which we live, the corrupted diets and foods we eat and a
host of other things over which we have been given spiritual authority.
It's time for us as Christians to begin to speak the truth about ourselves
and stop speaking the facts about our situations as though those facts were
the truth.

Isaiah, seeing into the future, prophesied of Jesus: "But he was wounded for
our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." (Isaiah 53:5)

Isaiah saw the healing as something taking place in the present -- and that
was some 700 years before Jesus actually went to the Cross.

Here's how Peter puts it, however: "Who his own self bare our sins in his
own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto
righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed." (I Peter 2:24)

Peter puts it in a finished context. Our healing has already been finished.
That's the truth! It's time for us to change our confession to agree with
the Word!

See you next week.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some terminal
disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors -- please
join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of each week
at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then
enter the access code: 124763#. To get into the queue for prayer, when
Randy opens the call up for everyone, hit *6-1 on your keypad. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Post  Admin on Sun 08 Jun 2014, 9:05 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 33

June 6, 2014

Ever have the Lord spring surprises on you? Ever have Him provide unusual
favor in circumstances where it might not be likely? Well, sometimes it's
just really cool to see God perform quickly and in unusual ways to our
requests. That's not to take away from the fact that we should
automatically come boldly before the Throne of God and expect Him to respond
with love, with favor and as our Father.

Still, there is no question that He has a sense of exquisite timing! Our
grandson, P.J., participated in some school trips provided through a grant
program to qualifying high school students for the purpose of teaching them
marketing skills. Part of the qualification, apart from maintaining a high
grade level, was to earn the expense money for the trip through the selling
of various things -- mostly door-to-door.

For his first trip, P.J. got out and really hustled, easily generating a
sufficient amount of money for that event. Unfortunately the amount of time
between trips 1 and 2 didn't permit him to generate enough funds for the
second trip. Although he was able to raise a portion of the funds, it was
clear that he wasn't going to have enough so I called the administrator of
the program to see if there was some grant money that could be used to make
up the difference. The administrator said that, in view of P.J.'s efforts,
his good grades, etc., they would provide the needed funds.

P.J. came back from that trip on a real high feeling that it had been
extremely profitable from every standpoint. You can imagine his shock a few
weeks later when the administrator presented him with a bill for $580,
telling him that he would not get his grades released for the year until the
bill was paid. All of a sudden he felt like he'd been betrayed. It put him
into a tailspin that resulted in a lack of incentive and subsequent failing
grades for much of this past quarter.

Della and I brought P.J. to Sunnyside at the request of his mother and
enrolled him in Sunnyside High. To make a long story short, I sent a letter
to the administrator of the program after discovering that the former
administrator was a temporary fill-in for the actual administrator, and that
she had acted in violation of the program's strict policies. Yesterday, I
received a reply in which the actual administrator acknowledged the blunder
and erased the debt against P.J. For P.J., this was nothing short of a
miracle and it was a demonstration of Father's love and favor.

For Della and me, it was almost humorous in watching God move so quickly for
P.J. By the way, in the five weeks that P.J. has been here, we've seen a
massive turnaround in his attitude, his efforts, his mindset, and his
grades! Praise God!

One of the issues I've addressed repeatedly throughout the years is the
issue of passivity on the part of many "believers." This passivity is a
disease that has infected the body of Christ for generations. With the
exception of a precious few until perhaps the last two decades (when we have
seen an awakening taking place) believers have pretty much accepted a
perverse doctrine of unworthiness, believing that they need to approach the
Throne of God gingerly. It is a doctrine rooted in the Fear of Evil.

Somewhere along the line, Paul's admonition to the body of Christ in his
general letter to the Hebrews has gotten lost.

"Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and
passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast (krateo)
our confession (homologia) [of faith in Him].

"For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize
and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability
to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect
as we are, yet without sinning.

"Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne
of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may
receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for
every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need
it]." (Hebrews 4:14-16, Amplified Bible)

I've underlined two critical portions of this instruction. The first part
in verse 14 is illustrated in the word, confession. (The KJV uses the word,
profession.) This word comes from the Greek, homologeo (or homologia), and
it means: to say the same thing as, to agree with. Beyond the literal
translation from the Greek word(s) this comes from a legal concept which is
predicated in both the Greek and Hebrew Law. Homologeo is somewhat akin to
testifying in a court of law under oath, with legal consequences for
testifying falsely.

Before we continue on to the next example, let's re-amplify this verse from
the Greek:

"Inasmuch then as we have a great and mighty High Priest Who has [already]
ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us seize
and retain our place of public and outspoken agreement with Him. (Hebrews
4:14, RAC Amplification)

Now, look at verse 16 with some slightly different amplification:

"Accordingly, let us boldly, frankly and bluntly with complete assurance
approach the throne of favor and liberality, that we may receive His justice
[and setting things in proper order] and find compassion to help in a timely
manner for every need." (RAC Amplification)

The pictures that Paul draws here are nothing short of spectacular. Nothing
-- and I do mean, NOTHING! -- in what He writes suggests or implies in any
way that we need to come in fear and trembling before the Lord in our time
of necessity. Everything he writes frames our position before Father God as
family.

In any normal family, when children come to their father with a need or a
desire, do they shake and tremble fearfully when they ask him for something,
or do they ask matter-of-factly? If my kids (and they are all grown adults,
most of them with children of their own) ask me for something, they think
nothing of calling me and saying, "Dad, do you have (such and such), and can
I get that from you?"

Why don't my children come with fear and timidity to ask something of me?
Because they know that I love them, and that if I have it and it is in my
power to help, they will have it. The same thing applies in our
relationship with Father God. We have a love-relationship with Him! Does
Jesus have a problem presenting His needs or desires to Father? Does He
have an qualms about presenting our need for healing, or deliverance, or
material needs to Father?

The obvious and almost foolish answer to these questions is a loud and
emphatic, NO! He is the only begotten and "firstborn among many sons" (see
Hebrews 2:10) among whom we count ourselves! If, therefore, we are also
sons of God, heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17), why is
it that so many Christians have this issue about coming boldly before Father
with our needs and requirements?

I can't think back to a single time in my 72-plus years when anyone has ever
described me as "timid." OK! You can laugh, if you like, but there was
never a time in my growing-up years when, if I had a need of something, or
even a desire for something, that I had a second thought about asking my
father or mother for it. When you grow up as a missionary's kid in arctic
villages or communities, your needs and desires are somewhat shaped by the
environment in which you live, but that didn't mean I didn't dream of having
some of the things that I saw in the Sears & Roebuck catalogs or the
Montgomery Ward catalogs.

Living in Nome, Alaska for the first nine years of our Alaskan adventures
was a very different life than we were about to experience in the
much-farther north, but Nome in the 1940's and early 1950's was still pretty
much frontier living by any standard of measurement. Seeing a bicycle in
the Sears & Roebuck catalog as a youngster became an instant desire. I
showed my father a picture of the bicycle I wanted to have and asked him if
he would buy it for me. Naturally, my brother was going to have to get one
as well (smile), but because he was younger he could do with a tricycle for
the time being!

The bicycle would have to come from Seattle. That meant it would be shipped
disassembled and come by air. I would have to wait for it, and I would have
to wait until Dad had the money to buy it, but the immediate answer was,
"Yes!" Dad did one other thing with me and that was to make certain that I
presented my request for a bicycle to the Lord. After all, Dad didn't have
the money at the time, and if he was going to buy me a bicycle, the
provision for the money would have to come from the Lord. So we presented
the request to the Lord. No begging! No whining! No, "please, please,
please can I have this?" Just a simple request presented in the confidence
that my request was heard and responded to.

The wait would probably turn into at least a couple of months or more, but
from the time I asked and Dad answered, it was settled! Just because the
bicycle hadn't shown up yet didn't mean I didn't have it. From the moment I
asked and Dad said he would do what he could to get it for me, I had my
bicycle.

I could see that bicycle. I could envision myself riding that bicycle (and
that would be a trick on the muddy streets of Nome, Alaska in 1949) but it
was a settled fact for me from the moment I asked that the bicycle was mine
and in my possession. It didn't matter that it might be three months before
it was in my hands and I was actually able to ride it, that bike became
mine!

Are you seeing the picture? The confidence that my father built in me was
one he applied to our relationship with Father God. It was the way I grew
up. My relationship with Father God was framed exactly like my relationship
with my Dad. As the years have gone by since, it has become more and more
clear that this Father-son relationship between a huge number of believers
has been missing. The fact that our society has so contaminated the
father-son or father-daughter connection with mother-only families in which
the father is either absent, or has never been there, that it transitioned
into the spiritual relationships of many, many folks when they come to Jesus
Christ. There has never been a father-son or father-daughter model in their
lives.

There are, of course, many other factors that play into this. Homosexual
and lesbian liaisons which have been becoming more and more apparent as this
age grows darker and darker worsen things for children who grow up with
these perverted pictures.

We could talk about the role that divorce plays in distorting our image of
Father God; we could talk about the problems that drugs and alcohol bring;
there are a host of other things that interfere with our image of God as a
loving Father. The point I'm making is that no matter what contaminated
image of a father folks have struggled with, the Word makes abundantly clear
who we are in Christ, and what He is in us!

We absolutely MUST overcome any place of timidity, fear, caution or drawing
back when we come to Father. This applies all the more when we consider
what Jesus paid for on our behalf, why He paid for it all, what His purpose
is, the fact that we are His inheritance, and the fact that this term,
aphiémi, speaks to our sins, past, present and future, the needs of our
physical bodies, healing, as well as deliverance from Satan's holds and
attachments to us.

If I haven't hammered it enough in this series or emphasized it enough, then
here it is again! Aphiémi is eradication. Aphiémi is the complete wiping
out of existence those things which have been held against us. Aphiémi is
analogous to getting into a time machine and going back to a time before
those things occurred which could be constituted as worthy of condemnation,
judgment and execution.

Let's talk for just a minute about the time aspect of this word. First,
consider the necessity of this in its more modern concept of "forgiveness"
or "remission." Forgiveness and remission are essential for us when it
comes to eternity, and that's because of the Law of Sin and Death. Most
folks think of the Law within the framework of the Law of Moses, but the Law
of Sin and Death came into existence with Adam's partaking of the Tree of
the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

The Law of Moses spelled out some of the details of the Law of Sin and
Death, but the apostle Paul describes things like this.

Romans 4:15: "Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is
no transgression."

Here's my amplification of that statement from the Greek: Therefore, the
Law fashions ire and justifiable abhorrence (of actions which violate it):
for where there is no law, there can be no violation or act considered to be
contrary.

Romans 7:9-11: "For I was alive without the law once: but when the
commandment came, sin revived, and I died. And the commandment, which was
ordained to life, I found to be unto death. For sin, taking occasion by the
commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me."

And here is my amplification of the Greek for this passage: In time past,
apart from the existence of the Law, I was alive [and knew how to live]: but
when [I became aware that] legal injunctions were instituted, offenses were
suddenly restored, and I began to die. That same command and injunction,
which was the very life and breath of God and designed to bring life [to
me], I quickly perceived and found to be to my death. The erroneous acts
which I had committed or participated in took advantage of my ignorance of
the commands and injunctions of the Law, seduced and deceived me and used
the Law to destroy me.

Are you seeing the picture? If there is no law or commandment to apply to
you or your actions, then no legal consequence of your actions can be
instituted. You cannot be found guilty of breaking a law that doesn't
exist.

When Adam ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he brought
death into the human genome and he caused mankind to become subject to
Satan, along with the Law of Sin and Death, and the curse that accompanied
Satan. The Law of Moses codified a set of rules for behavior that, if
adhered to and followed, would realign men and women with God, and with each
other. However, the Law of Moses did not eradicate the now-defined sin or
errors, and it did not eradicate the curse. Neither did it provide for the
remission (or total erasure from existence) of sin.

When Jesus shed His blood, died on the Cross taking all sin and the curse
with Him and deposited it at Satan's feet in Hell, and then rose from the
dead, He provided a corresponding legal basis for our freedom from the Law
of Sin and Death, the curse (and all sickness, disease, infirmity and
poverty that accompanies the curse), and provided a means for us to go back
in time -- legally -- so that no sin with its death consequences could be
ascribed to and required of us.

The word Holy Spirit chose from the Greek to describe this legal move by the
Lord Jesus Christ is aphiémi! Let's be clear about this, however. This is
the legal status ONLY for those who are IN CHRIST JESUS. Once we have
accepted, acknowledged and confessed that Jesus Christ IS our Messiah, our
Redeemer, our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and begin to live and walk in
the life to which He has called us, even when we do blow it, sin cannot be
ascribed or "imputed" to us with the consequences proscribed by the Law of
Sin and Death.

Here's how John puts it in his first general letter to the body of Christ
(See I John 2:1-2).

"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if
any man sin, we have an advocate [one who represents us] with [and before]
the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation [coverer
and eradicator] for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins
of the whole world."

This 64-dollar word, propitiation, describes one who stands in on our behalf
and says to Father, "It's OK, Father! They're in me, and I'm walking them
through this. They're covered and taken care of by the shedding of my blood
and the stripes I took on their behalf." And THAT, my friends, is why we
can come boldly before the Throne of Grace!

That's not to say we may not have consequences in this life for our actions.
There IS a law of sowing and reaping that we may have to deal with, but as
far as eternity is concerned, Jesus is our eternal life!

Gotta run. See you next week.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some terminal
disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors -- please
join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of each week
at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805) 399-1000. Then
enter the access code: 124763#. To get into the queue for prayer, when
Randy opens the call up for everyone, hit *6-1 on your keypad. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 32

May 30, 2014

Della caught an "OOPS!" in part 30 that got past me, and it seemed like a
good idea to start today by correcting that misstatement. I said, "Jesus
fulfilled both parts of the Covenant -- His part as the provider and
enforcer, and our part, which required the shedding of blood for the
remission (aphiémi: eradication) of all past sins, iniquities, failings,
etc., and -- more than that -- the curse that brought about sin, sickness,
disease, infirmity and demonic affliction."

Here's the "OOPS!" When Jesus eradicated sin and erased it completely it
wasn't just past sins. As noted in previous Coffee Breaks, when I was
transported back in time (in the realm of the spirit) to the foot of the
Cross, all of the sins throughout time -- past, present and future -- were
converging on the Cross just like a huge black tornado. All that sin
converged in Jesus, and He died taking those sins with Himself and
depositing them at Satan's feet.

The point is that when we are in Christ, "old things have passed away, and
behold ALL things are become new!" When we blow it as Christians and fail
in some way or another, the Law of Sin and Death has already been canceled
for us. We have been set free from that Law and all the penalties that
accompany it -- as far as our spirits are concerned -- by the Law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus!

That doesn't mean there aren't consequences that follow us for acts we may
have committed before we have come to Jesus and entered into the New
Covenant He made with us. Neither does it negate consequences for acts that
we may knowingly or unwittingly commit AFTER we have entered into this
Covenant. Transformation is a process that we are all in the midst of, once
we come to Jesus, and that transformation incorporates our minds, our
thoughts, our thought processes, and our physical bodies.

Jesus paid the entire price for that transformation and renewal. We simply
need to appropriate it for ourselves and stop allowing Satan to condemn us
for any subsequent or ongoing failures in the midst of this process. He
wants to beat us up with them and try to convince us that we are no longer
righteous in God's sight because of those shortcomings.

At the same time, our freedom from the Law of Sin and Death does not justify
or make OK our continuance in sins, shortcomings and failures. John put it
like this in his first general letter to the body of Christ (see I John
2:1-2 with my clarification):

"My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if
any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous: And He is the propitiation (covering with mercy) for our sins,
and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world."



Wow! Didn't mean to get so wordy with that correction, but as Della pointed
out in reading my statement, that was simply too much of an
oversimplification.

Anyway, time to get on with today's discussion.

Consider this statement in the light of Pauls comment to the Ephesians
(2:1-2): And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh
in the children of disobedience:

Then we have Jesus statements as He was teaching:

John 12:31: Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.

John 14:30: Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this
world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

John 16:8-11: And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of
righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of
judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Three times we see Jesus use this phrase the prince of this world. When
you juxtapose that statement against Pauls description that Satan is the
prince of the power of the air, and we go back to the Greek term, ouranos,
which describes the over-arching and all-embracing heaven beneath which is
the earth and all that is therein, we have a very clear picture of where
and how demonic powers operate.

Their domain is the second heaven. Consider the exactness of the phrasing
in the Greek text of the three verses in John 12, 14 and 16. Jesus NEVER
describes Satan as being the prince of the world. Instead He uses the
phrase êüóìïò ôïýôïõ (kosmos toutou): the prince of this present
arrangement of the world a phrase which is totally time dependent and
indicates a space of time and order to which Satan has been given delegated
authority.

Remember how David put it? (See Psalm 115:16) The heaven, even the
heavens, are the LORDS: but the earth hath He given to the children of men.

The heavens plural all three of them (the original, the present, and the
future) are the Lords. Satans purpose from day One has been to steal
those heavens from the Lord and use them to torment the people of God.

It may seem rather academic, but youll notice that Satan is NEVER referred
to as the King of this present world. Jesus always refers to him in the
lower sense as an archon: prince. The more accurate translation of that
Greek word would be magistrate. A magistrate has permission to exercise
power and authority within certain proscribed boundaries.

Lets take this discussion the next step. We know from Pauls letter to
Timothy that Jesus Christ has the title King of Kings. (See I Timothy
6:15) In fact, three times in the New Testament, Jesus is referred to as
King of Kings and Lord of Lords. This may be completely academic, but who
are the kings He is King of?

Revelation 1:4-6: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and
which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before
his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the
first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto
him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath
made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and
dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 5:9-10: And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to
take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast
redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and
people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we
shall reign on the earth.

That being the case, where do we stand in the hierarchy of Heaven? As
kings, princes are subject to us. Go back to Davids statement in Psalm
115:16: The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORDS: but the earth hath He
given to the children of men.

The earth hath He given to the children of men! Thats US!

Stop and consider once again the legal concept of the first heaven, the
second heaven, and the third heaven. We know from both from Genesis 7:21-23
and Peters second epistle (II Peter 3:5-6) that the first heaven and first
earth perished. In terms of the time frame for this event, it took place
AFTER Adams fall and eviction from the Garden of Eden. It took place AFTER
Satan was cast into the earth.

With Noah and his family began the second heaven and second earth. That is
the heaven and earth that presently exist. It exists within a proscribed
time frame which has an end date:

II Peter 3:10-13: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the
night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the
elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are
therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be
dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation
and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God,
wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall
melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for
new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:1: And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first
(protos: foremost, present, former) heaven and the first (protos: foremost,
present, former) earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

Why make this point again? Because Jesus three times described Satan as the
prince of this present arrangement of the world. Hes not a king. His
power only operates as men and women give him that right. Sin gives him a
right to operate and even then there are limitations to that right.

All of the principalities and powers, the world rulers of darkness and
those who practice and exercise spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies are
totally under our dominion. They have no authority which even measures up
to that which weve been given. We are the ones to whom the earth has been
given. Satans only sphere of operation is the air. In fact, heres how
Jesus put it to the disciples when He sent them out to preach the Kingdom:

Luke 10:17-20 (NASB): The seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even
the demons are subject to us in Your name. And He said to them, I was
watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you
authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the
enemy, and nothing will injure you. 

"Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you,
but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven.

Some of our English translations read Behold I give unto you power to tread
on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. The
problem is that you have two distinctly different words translated power.
The Greek text uses the word exousia (authority, right, permission) in the
first instance and dunamis (force, power, might, ability) in the second.

Satan is never identified as having exousia anywhere in Scripture. He has
dunamis but not authority. That is something we have, and we have the
responsibility to deprive Satan of his power, to diminish it in every
instance where we see it operating.

You understand the difference, don't you? Authority always transcends and
supersedes power. Authority has the ability, the responsibility and right
to exercise power. Power without authority is meaningless. You may get
away with exercising power for a time, but the final authority over that
power can negate the effects of power exercised without authority. (I could
make a comment here with regard to our present political administration, but
I think I will avoid it for the time being.)

Demonic princes are under our authority. Demonic magistrates are under our
authority. Demonic foot soldiers are under our authority. Satan himself is
regarded legally as being under our feet.

Psalm 110:1-3: The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until
I make thine enemies thy footstool. The LORD shall send the rod of thy
strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people
shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from
the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

Hebrews 10:12-14: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins
forever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till
his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for
ever them that are sanctified.

The Lord shall send forth the rod of thy strength out of Zion. Thats us,
folks! Zion. The Bride! We are expected to make Jesus enemies His
footstool and thats exactly what were going to do! Consider the
following prophecy of Isaiah:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government
shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,
Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of
the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the
throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with
judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD
of hosts will perform this." (Isaiah 9:6-7)

You get it, don't you? If the government is upon His shoulder, He is the
Head and we are the Body, then He has specifically given the responsibility
to see to the government (and the governments of the earth) to us as His
people. The "government" of course is the presiding authority over the
earth. (See again, Psalm 115:16)

Since there are demonic princes who exercise their power over cities, over
states, over regions, and over nations, if we permit them to continue their
activities and their interference with God's plan, then we get what we
deserve.

Sorry to put it that way, but that's the truth, folks!

Let me wrap up today by saying -- in keeping with this series on healing --
that when we don't exercise the authority we have being seated IN CHRIST
over disease, sickness, infirmity, or captivity to things that we associate
with aging such as Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), various kinds of
arthritis, etc., etc., then we get the consequences.

We all understand that when we've not exercised the authority we do have,
it's not any different than a lack of physical exercise with accompanying
weakness. I'm not sharing these things to point fingers at anyone or
condemn Christians for not exercising the authority we have in Christ Jesus.
My desire is to show you that it's time for us to start exercising and begin
to work our "authority muscles" so that they become strong!

Understand? Good! See you next week.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some
terminal disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors
-- please join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of
each week at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805)
399-1000. Then enter the access code: 124763#. To get into the queue for
prayer, when Randy opens the call up for everyone, hit *6-1 on your keypad.
Let us minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Post  Admin on Sun 25 May 2014, 1:18 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 31

May 23, 2014

This is a strange way to begin today, but let me begin by asking you a
question. Why is it that we continue to put up with the physical attacks on
our bodies? Why do we simply accept colds, flu, headaches, allergies, sinus
attacks, muscle aches and pains that just seem to be prolonged when we
really haven't done anything to stress or overtax our muscles and tendons?

Let me take this one more step. Why do we stand idly by and just say
something like, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I'll pray for you," when we see leaders
in the body of Christ under attack?

Now that I've got your attention, let me explain. Just about everyone who
is involved in our weekly healing prayer calls has been under attack in some
way or another. Dwain McKenzie is fighting with severe shoulder pains.
George Robinson is continually being hit with either heart issues (despite
the fact that just a couple months back the doctors told him his heart was
"doing great!") or extreme shoulder and arm pains. Randy Ramhoff has been
hit with a variety of issues, any of which serve to distract him (or attempt
to distract) from his focus on our prayer calls.

Breaking away from our prayer calls, there's our prophetic brother in the
Lord with White Dove Ministries in Alabama, Paul Keith Davis, who for some
time has had to pull back from his travel schedule in ministry because of
heart issues. Likewise, James Maloney (who is also a brother in prophetic
ministry) has had ongoing attacks against him that have curtailed .

What I'm getting at here is that when folks are out on the frontline of
ministry, they nearly always become the target of Satan's attacks. He is
not happy with them because they are taking territory from him and
repossessing spiritual land that he has held illegally.

It goes beyond that, however. All of us as believers are continually under
attack from the Enemy in one way or another. The time has come for us to
stand up and say, NO, YOU WILL NOT! As long as we tolerate or accept these
attacks as "just something you have to put up with," we let Satan get away
with things we don't have to. Jesus paid for our freedom from sickness,
disease, infirmity, demonic control and everything that came with the curse!
It's time for us to exercise the authority we have being "In Christ Jesus!"

That said, let me begin today's discussion (I'm playing catch-up after
having been very late with last Friday's post) with the translation that I
did in last week's Coffee Break from Romans 8: 

"For those whom He [the Father] could foresee and know [their choices and
decisions] beforehand, He also did ordain and determine to become jointly
formed and fashioned into the image and likeness of His Son, so that He
might be first begotten son among a multitude of brothers and sisters.

Furthermore, those whom He ordained and determined [by virtue of knowing in
advance their choices and decisions] He also called, beckoning them in their
inner beings; and those whom He called, He also determined and declared to
be innocent [rendering judgment of them beforehand]; and those whom He
determined and declared to be innocent, He made glorious [magnifying them as
He magnified His Son].

What shall we say, then, regarding these facts? If God the Father be for
us, having made these determinations on our behalf, who can possibly succeed
in opposing and withstanding us?" (Romans 8:29-31, my translation with
amplification)

This is where we are in Jesus Christ! Unless we appropriate that place,
however, we live in unbelief, thinking that we somehow have to measure up to
some kind of mystical and almost unattainable standard. The body of Christ
has been so peppered with doctrines of unbelief that it is staggering.
We've gone through centuries of measurement standards trying to become
pleasing in His sight based on legalistic perceptions, all of which are
rooted in the Fear of Evil.

We MUST come to the place of accepting that there is nothing we can do to
become righteous in God's sight! I am righteous, folks, but NOT because I
say so. I didn't make myself righteous. The Lord says I am righteous, and
that righteousness comes by virtue of my being in Him! If the Lord says I
am righteous, why -- pray tell -- do I try to add to what He has already
done in, for, and through me?

Are my performances (and that's all they are: performances) going to improve
on Jesus' suffering, the stripes He bore on my behalf, the crown of thorns
He suffered as it was thrust through His scalp and skull, the mocking and
belittlement He took from the religious people as He hung on the Cross, the
indescribable torture his body took as nails were driven through His hands
and feet, followed by being hung on the Cross and left to die slowly as the
blood drained from His body, and -- finally -- dying and taking all of our
sins, all of our iniquities (character flaws), all of our shortcomings, all
of our diseases, and -- make sure you get this part of it! -- ALL of the
legal authority that Satan had exercised over us as his slaves!

Next, Jesus took all that and dumped it at Satan's feet in Hell while He
preached deliverance to the captives that were there. Then, Father raised
Him from the dead and set Him at His own right hand, imbued Him with that
onoma that is above every onoma, restoring to Jesus that authority and place
He had enjoyed previously with Father in the Heavenlies, and then bestowing
upon Jesus all the authority, power, character and makeup that was in Father
to begin with.

We're not done, yet, folks! Then the apostle Paul tells us that:

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NASB): "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great
love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and
raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in
Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing
riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."

As committed believers in Jesus Christ, living our lives in absolute pursuit
of His receiving His inheritance in us and manifesting His Glory, THAT'S US,
people! THAT'S US! We are seated with Christ Jesus in the Heavenlies!
More than that, we are seated IN CHRIST!

Its time for us to take on the nature of Spiritual Authority and talk about
a hierarchy that exists in the spiritual realm. Just as there is a
hierarchy that operates in the Kingdom of God, so also is there a hierarchy
that operates and functions in the demonic.

Throughout the years Ive seen many Christians who were afraid to take on
the demonic realm because Satan is almost as powerful as God. Hogwash!
Next to God, next to the Lord Jesus Christ, and next to every blood-bought
believer in Christ, Satan and his realm is a virtual nothing! His power is
absolutely time-limited, and he is running scared.

This is a study that will likely take several weeks, so lets lay some
foundations in our understanding of demonic hierarchy by looking at
something Paul wrote:

Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities (arché), against powers (exousia), against the rulers of the
darkness of this world (kosmokrator), against spiritual wickedness
(pneumatikos/poneria) in high places.

There is a clear hierarchy spelled out in this verse with four levels of
Satans command-level. Lets take a look at each of the words that occur in
the Greek text.

Arché: A head or a chief; first; creator, initiator; it means a causal
beginning or act; origin; Arché means: extremity or outermost point, rule,
authority, dominion; the verb form (archoô) denotes being first, or to rule.

Exousia: Permission, authority, right, liberty, power to do anything;
Exousia denotes executive power, while arché represents the delegated
authority representing that power. Exousia means: it is allowed; one can;
it is permitted; denying the presence of some hindrance.

Kosmokrator: Contraction of kosmos (order of world) and kratos (power or
authority); this word is used almost exclusively to describe demonic powers
which rule or hold authority over certain parts of the world, i.e., a lord
of [certain or specific] darkness.

Pneumatikos/poneria: There are two forms of the word pneumatikos both of
which have the root (pneuma: for wind or spirit): the first form denoting a
person under the influence or control of sin and its propensities; and the
second describing a spiritual man or woman assisted by the Holy Spirit to
perform supernatural acts. Pneumatikos is differentiated from psuchikos
(soulishness, soulish control, soulish behavior).

The second word used in this Greek phrase is poneria, which is derived from
poneros (a malicious person), and identifies one who is not only evil, but
expresses his malice in such a way as to affect or influence or control the
behavior and/or activities of others.

The Greek phrase utilizing these two words is usually translated spiritual
wickedness (in [epouranios] high places), but that translation misses the
fact that Paul is describing spiritual forces at work in [usually] political
or governmental places, operating through individuals to maliciously alter
their lives or their thoughts and activities in such a way as to prevent
them from operating in, from and out of the Kingdom of God. How do these
spiritual forces work?

A classic example would be Pauls use of the phrase in his letter to Timothy
(I Timothy 4:1), giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons,
thus causing the individual to be manipulated by these demonic forces into
believing something contrary to the Word of God, and thus rendering them
ineffective and impotent as believers in Christ.

The use of the Greek word epouranios in Ephesians 6:12 makes the translation
high places somewhat misleading. This word is universally translated
throughout the N.T. as of the heavens or heavenly places.

As an adjunct to this, we have had teaching during the past months and years
dealing with the first heaven, the second heaven and the third heaven,
often taking II Corinthians 12:2,4 out of context to paint an understanding
of how or where demonic powers operate.

I am indebted to E.W. Bullinger for his Greek commentary and lexicon as he
draws strictly from the Word to clarify the difference between the first,
second and third heaven.

The Greek word, ouranos, is a one-size fits all to describe the
over-arching and all-embracing heaven beneath which is the earth and all
that is therein. (Contrast this to our western thought and mindset which
creates boundaries for different heavens.) The plural nominative form of
ouranos is epouranios (heavenly) and defines that which is of the heavenly
(or spiritual) realm.

Genesis 1:1 tells us: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the
earth. Peter tells us (see II Peter 3:5,6) that The heavens were of old,
and the earth standing out of the water and in the water; whereby the world
(kosmos), that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.

What succeeded that heavens and earth is called (see II Peter 3:7) The
heavens and the earth which now are. John now calls these (see Revelation
21:1) the first heaven and the first earth, that is to say, the former
(see also verse 4)(I will explain this a bit better next week).

These are kept in store, reserved unto fire. In the day of the Lord the
heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with
fervent heat, the earth also and all the works therein shall be burned up.
Again in verse 12 he says, The heavens being on fire shall be dissolved.

What shall follow is called (see II Peter 3:13) New heavens and a new
earth; and in Revelation 21:1, A new heaven and a new earth.

In Isaiah 65:17, God says, Behold I create new heavens, and a new earth.
(See also Isaiah 51:16 and 66:22)

We thus have three heavens.

The first heaven is seen in II Peter 3:5, 6: The heavens were of old and
the earth. Also: The world that then was.

The second heaven is seen in II Peter 3:7: The heavens and the earth which
now are.

The third heaven, then, is first revealed in Isaiah 65:17: The new heavens
and the new earth.

As Bullinger notes in his commentary, The origin, causes and progress of
these changes make up the whole subject matter of the Word of God.

A great deal has been made of Pauls comment in II Corinthians 12 about
being caught away into the third heaven, and this statement has been taken
out of the context of all the other scriptures. Our western mindset sets
boundaries and tries to proscribe a lower heaven which reaches to a certain
boundary, where a second heaven takes over; and from the limits of that
second heaven to a third boundary line where the third heaven exists. There
really is nothing in the Word anywhere that allows for this kind of
interpretation.

Paradise was in the First heaven and earth (see Genesis 2). The earthly
part perished with them at the flood, and therefore is absent in the
Second. It appears again in the Third, with its Tree of Life (see
Revelation 2:7, 22:1, 2, 14). To this Third heaven and Paradise Paul
was caught away (see II Corinthians 12:2, 4), not up, in visions and
revelations of the Lord. (See II Corinthians 12:1) He was transported
into the future!

It is, therefore, one catching away with a double revelation of the New
heaven and the New Earth, the whole earth being then a Paradise.

In the light of this revelation we must in Luke 23:43 place the comma
after the word today, which would be required according to the structure
of the Greek phrasing (compare Luke 22:34 and Matthew 21:28 with Mark 14:30,
Luke 4:21 and 19:9).

Weve taken this look at the first, second and third heaven because it
bears directly on Ephesians 6:12 and the spiritual authority that we have
being seated in the Heavenlies in Christ Jesus. The last phrase in this
verse says that we wrestle with spiritual wickedness in heavenly places or
more accurately in the heavens.

I'm going to pause here for today and pick it up at this point next week.
Without a doubt, my sharing today has been quite technical in terms of the
Greek, and I'm sorry it is necessary to stop here because today's sharing is
very incomplete. Bear with me. We'll complete this picture -- or at least
this part of it -- next week.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some
terminal disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors
-- please join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of
each week at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805)
399-1000. Then enter the access code: 124763#. Let us minister to your
need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 30

May 16, 2014

A quick note before we get started today: due to increased family activities
on Fridays with the encroaching summer, more and more people are finding
Friday nights an issue to join us for our Healing Prayer Call. Accordingly,
we are temporarily suspending our Friday night calls until the need requires
its resumption. Meanwhile, we continue to minister to folks on Mondays and
Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM Eastern (4:00 PM Pacific).

For months, now, we've been focusing on healing, on the Table of the Lord as
it relates to healing, and to the Covenant that Jesus Christ made on our
behalf which is demonstrated so effectively and so phenomenally with His
Table. I'd like to take another crack today at describing this Covenant we
have in Christ, with Christ, and the co-equal benefits we (both Jesus and us
as Covenanted believers) receive.

Let me begin today by saying that if Jesus Christ is going to get His
benefits from the covenant He has made with us and on our behalf, we MUST
become His co-equal partners. I keep saying this, and it is at the center
of all covenants: those who enter into covenant regard each other as
co-equal. Covenant shores up our weaknesses. I know some folks have a
struggle with the idea that Jesus has any weaknesses -- and from our
perspective, He absolutely does not. From Jesus' viewpoint, however, until
we have been transformed and conformed to His image and likeness, He is
incomplete, lacking, and minus His counterpart, His other self.

Perhaps I can render this another way. Covenant completes us. Jesus has
made Himself to be incomplete without us. (I will get to that picture in a
moment.) We are, without doubt, incomplete without Him!

Jesus fulfilled both parts of the Covenant -- His part as the provider and
enforcer, and our part, which required the shedding of blood for the
remission (aphiémi: eradication) of all past sins, iniquities, failings,
etc., and -- more than that -- the curse that brought about sin, sickness,
disease, infirmity and demonic affliction. In his general letter to the
Hebrews (the Jews scattered abroad), Paul expressed it this way.

"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."
(Hebrews 1:3. KJV)

" But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat
down on the right hand of God, From henceforth expecting till his enemies be
made his footstool." (Hebrews 10:12-13, KJV)

This phrase, "sat down," is an expressive metaphor from the Hebrew meaning
that He finished everything that He needed to finish and fulfill on our
behalf. The expectation that His enemies would be made "His footstool" was
His expectation that we would do our part, empowered by Him, to defeat those
enemies. Perhaps we can get into this a bit more as this discussion
proceeds.

Where I want to take today's discussion is to show you the concept -- from
Jesus' perspective -- of His being made complete in us. That, my friends,
is what being co-equal is all about. That is what THIS covenant was
ordained for.

Take a look at something that Paul writes in his epistle to the Romans.

"For those whom He [the Father] could foresee and know [their choices and
decisions] beforehand, He also did ordain and determine to become jointly
formed and fashioned into the image and likeness of His Son, so that He
might be first begotten son among a multitude of brothers and sisters.

Furthermore, those whom He ordained and determined [by virtue of knowing in
advance their choices and decisions] He also called, beckoning them in their
inner beings; and those whom He called, He also determined and declared to
be innocent [rendering judgment of them beforehand]; and those whom He
determined and declared to be innocent, He made glorious [magnifying them as
He magnified His Son].

What shall we say, then, regarding these facts? If God the Father be for
us, having made these determinations on our behalf, who can possibly succeed
in opposing and withstanding us?" (Romans 8:29-31, my translation with
amplification)

Now are you beginning to get the picture? Do you see where we stand with
the Father? Do you see where we stand with Jesus Christ?

God the Father has determined to have for Himself a family. He -- in
concert with Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit -- made this
determination before Creation ever unfolded. If you take the concept of
family, you understand that you WILL have an older brother who is the
firstborn. But that older brother is going to have younger brothers and
sisters; and those brothers and sisters have all the same rights of
inheritance and access to the resources and assets of the family that the
older brother has access to.

The older brother's position gives him some rights of determination and
delegative authority on behalf of the younger family members, but
positionally he is treated as co-equal with his brothers and sisters. All
of the siblings have equal access to, and use of the family resources, along
with the family's authority and power by virtue of their extreme wealth.

Put that in context, now, to Jesus Christ as our older brother. Consider
His statement to the disciples as He prepared to leave them: "All (exousia)
privilege, force, authority, power and jurisdiction is given unto me in
Heaven and in earth. You go, therefore, [by virtue of your relationship to
and with me] and disciple, instruct and teach all nations, tribes and ethnic
groups and peoples, immersing them in the (onoma) character, the makeup, the
power and authority -- the very essence -- of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe, guard and protect all that
I have charged you with [in every respect, without compromise or redaction];
and take notice of the fact that (eimi) [all that] I am [have been, and ever
will be -- the totality of my existence] with you, even unto the final and
total completion of this age. So be it!" (Matthew 28:18-20, my translation
with amplification)

Jesus, therefore, was commissioning His disciples to go forth in, with, and
through ALL of the power and authority that He had -- and Brother, was that
ever SOME power and authority! Look at what Mark records concerning this
same event.

"[All of] you go into every area and segment of the world and proclaim,
herald, declare and preach the good news [that I have given you] to every
single creature. He that believes, implicitly trusts in, exercises faith,
and is immersed [in the character, makeup and essence of the Father, the Son
and the Holy Spirit]] shall be saved, healed, delivered, preserved, caused
to prosper, and made completely whole; but he who disbelieves [refusing to
trust in and exercise faith] shall receive sentence and judgment [according
to the Law].

"And these (semeion) distinguishing signs, evidences, wonders and proofs [of
my commission to you, and your relationship to and with me] shall accompany
and closely follow you: In my (onoma) character, makeup, power and authority
-- the very essence of who I am -- they shall cast out demons (evil
spirits); they shall speak with fresh new [and previously unlearned]
languages and tongues; they shall take on (serpents) artful, cunning and
malicious persons whose arguments cannot and will not dissuade; should they
drink or partake of any deadly, poisonous thing, it shall not hurt or injure
them in any way; they shall lay hands on the sick, the infirm, those who are
weak and without strength; and they shall recover, mend, and see their
infirmities cease." (Mark 16:15-18, my translation with amplification)

No promise or prophecy of the Lord could better describe our co-equal
status. These are the distinguishing signs and evidences that followed and
accompanied Jesus. Fully one-third of all the miracles that Jesus performed
as recorded in the Gospels incorporate the casting out of demons, as Jesus
exercised the authority that was His to exercise.

The remaining two-thirds of His recorded miracles include the raising of the
dead, healing of the sick and infirm, cleansing the lepers, commanding the
weather, commanding plant-life such as trees, walking through walls,
disappearing in the midst of crowds, taking on the Serpent following his
40-day fast, along with other (serpents) artful, cunning and malicious
Scribes and Pharisees whose legalistic and twisted demonic arguments from
Scripture could not and would not dissuade Him, and -- surprise, surprise!
-- remitting the sins of people even before He had gone to the Cross.

I've always been a bit amused at folks who think that Jesus was advocating
the handling of snakes. EVERYTHING He prophesied of and to "them that
believe" was a demonstration of exactly what He had accomplished and
fulfilled during His three-and-a-half years. Jesus never handled snakes,
but He DID take on serpents -- regularly! He referred to the Scribes,
Pharisees and Sadducees on more than one occasion as a "generation of
vipers," meaning of course that their lives, their motivations and their
speech were artfully crafted to manipulate people and lead them into further
legalistic bondage, away from the relationship with God purposed from the
beginning.

Everything, therefore, that Jesus promised to and prophesied of His
followers was something they had a proof text for in His life and ministry.

I know that some folks have tried to become so technically picky
(legalistically artful and manipulative) with the Scripture as to suggest
that these "signs" and evidentiary proofs of the "Lord working with them and
confirming the Word with signs following" (Mark 16:20) applied ONLY to the
apostles and disappeared shortly after the turn of the century.

These same doubters and unbelievers promote the idea that apostles and
prophets died out in that same time frame, and that Paul's statements in I
Corinthians and Ephesians are to be ignored because the body of Christ has
already "come to the unity of the faith," having been perfected at the
Cross.

It really is one of the looniest doctrines I've ever heard. It defies any
rationale concerning Paul's preaching on apostles and prophets roughly 30
years after Jesus ascended, and forces one to dismiss whole portions of
God's Word if they are to believe such nonsense. Those who "artfully craft"
and "maliciously use" God's Word so as to seduce believers and keep them
from their full covenant benefits are nothing more than a modern "generation
of vipers."

If we are seated with Christ in heavenly places -- as Paul writes in
Ephesians 1:20-23, "Far above all principality, and power, and might and
dominion, and every name (onoma) that is named, not only in this world but
that which is to come: and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him
to be the head over all things to the Ekklesia (not church) -- that called
out and betrothed company of people by the Bridegroom -- which is His body,
the fullness of Him that filleth all in all," then we most certainly ARE
co-equal with Jesus Christ!

When have you ever seen a body-less head accomplish anything? When have you
ever seen a headless body accomplish anything?

NOW do you understand covenant?

We've been fitted together and joined together with Jesus Christ as a
living, breathing extension of Him. If you'll pardon the rather
oversimplification, He is us, and we are Him. Whatever He does, He does
through us. Things don't happen without our participation. Jesus Christ
does not randomly, mystically, perform miracles in the earth, or work some
kind of sign and wonder in the earth without the direct participation of His
covenant people.

We have and live a covenant that requires our all. Jesus has made a
covenant with us that requires His all -- and the last time I checked, He
hadn't left anything out or stopped His covenant partners from living in,
and operating in all that He is and has.

Folks, His covenant is as alive and breathing today as it was when He said,
"All (exousia) privilege, force, authority, power and jurisdiction is given
unto me in Heaven and in earth. You go, therefore.." .

That's OUR responsibility. Our covenant responsibility to the Lord is to do
the works that He did, to preach the Word that He preached, and -- moreover
-- to fulfill His prophetic Word,

"Truly, of a surety, I declare to you, He who puts their full faith and
credit in me, entrusting their entire well being to me, shall not only take
care of my business, performing the same acts, deeds and [miraculous] works
that I do, he shall enlarge upon them, working and accomplishing greater,
stronger, more powerful [and magnificent] acts and deeds because (and by
reason of) I leave to join with [and be seated with] my Father.

"And whatever [deed, act or work you have seen and heard of me] you desire,
call for or require in My (onoma) authority, makeup, nature or essence, that
will I perform and accomplish so that the Father will be rendered and
esteemed glorious, being magnified in and through the fully matured and
patterned Son." (John 14:12-13, my translation and amplification)

Finally, finishing up with some Scriptures we used last week:

Ephesians 1:18-23 (NASB): "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be
enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are
the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the
surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in
accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought
about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His
right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and
power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but
also in the one to come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet,
and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the
fullness of Him who fills all in all."

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NASB): "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great
love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions,
made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and
raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in
Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing
riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus."

Do you see where this leads?

We've been seated IN CHRIST and with Him in the Heavenlies. That's our
legal position! Jesus paid the necessary -- COVENANT -- price so that we
would once again have access to the Throne with all the authority and power
necessary to make Jesus' enemies His footstool. 

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some
terminal disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors
-- please join our prayer conference calls on either Monday or Wednesday of
each week at 7:00 PM Eastern. Once again, the number to call is (805)
399-1000. Then enter the access code: 124763#. Let us minister to your
need for healing!

Blessings on you!

Regner
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Post  Admin on Fri 25 Apr 2014, 8:39 pm

Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 27

April 25, 2014

In case you're wondering where #26 went to, because it still was so much a
part of the flow of this continued teaching, I decided to incorporate last
weeks Easter or Resurrection in the Aphiemi Healing series as #26.

The healing calls continue to see results, and the warfare against those of
us involved has only intensified. George has been under repeated attack
from the Enemy with physical issues, Monty has had to endure some of the
same, and Dwain is still recovering from the rebuilding of his shoulder.
Nevertheless we rejoice in the healings we are seeing.

This past week we ministered to Joe, a 10-year-old boy who was suffering
with intense heart malfunction issues, along with a barely functioning
kidney. When we began to pray for him, the pain in his chest immediately
jumped to a 10 level (on a scale from 1 - 10). He began to cry out because
of the pain. We knew the Enemy was simply trying to counterattack and we
stayed with it, even declaring a new heart for Joe from the "body parts
room" in Heaven. After some extended prayer, the pain virtually disappeared
in his chest and suddenly hit him in his kidneys. Again we commanded
healing to his kidney and to his entire body. The pain did not subside in
his kidneys so long as we had him in our prayer call, but when he left the
call, the pain began to diminish.

Joe's mother reported that by the time he went to bed, the pain had
diminished to a level 4 and kept subsiding. By the time he awoke the next
morning, although he still had some discomfort, the pain was completely
gone. His mother is declaring that he is completely healed, and we are
absolutely in agreement. Jesus paid for Joe's healing with the 39 stripes
He took with the cat-o-nine-tails (amounting to an actual total of 351
lashes that ripped his body to shreds). From our perspective, Jesus
deserves to get what He paid for on Joe's behalf! Right?

Back in March, I started to deal with a different area of healing -- that of
the mind, the emotions and the trauma that seems to last psychologically in
people year after year after year, even though they may actually forget the
event that initially caused the emotional or mental trauma. We were talking
about the Gadarene demoniac and the rather remarkable revelation that comes
in reading the Greek text of this event in Mark 5.

To repeat a bit of what I shared back then, each time the word tomb occurs
the Greek word is: ìíçìåsïí - mnemeion. This word may not strike an
immediate chord for some folks, but we have a word in the English language
which is a direct derivative of the Greek: mnemonics.

Websters Unabridged Dictionary defines mnemonics like this: The science or
art of improving the memory, as by the use of certain formulas; aids to help
in remembering.

The Greek word, mnemion, is drawn from Greek mythology and comes from the
name of the goddess Mnemosyne the mythological mother of Zeus, and the
deity (actually, demonic entity) who caused people to retain memories of
past events.

Mnemion, therefore, literally means: a remembrance; a monument or marker
which causes a recall of the past.

J.H. Thayer, in his Greek-English Lexicon, adds: a visible monument to the
past, a visible marker for preserving a memorial of a person, a thing, or
some past event.

By now, it should become obvious why the Gadarene demoniac was so tormented.
He literally re-lived his past failures, the betrayals of his past, events
which had traumatized his thoughts, his feelings and his emotions. He lived
every day being reminded of how he had been either mistreated, sexually
abused (the word unclean in the Greek text implies this directly) or
belittled and he was tormented by spirits of fear which literally drove
him insane.

It has always fascinated me that despite the fact that the man of Gadara was
tormented by a legion of evil spirits (once again, describing a legion as
6,600 foot soldiers and 172 horse-drawn charioteers with bows, arrows and
spears), even in the place of his torment and being tossed to and fro by
evil spirits, he still had presence of mind to throw himself at Jesus' feet,
knowing instinctively that his deliverance was available and at hand because
of who Jesus is.

This is one of the reasons I don't like to use the common expression of
being "demon possessed." In fact, there is no such phrase in the Greek text.
That expression suggests that a person is "owned" totally by the demons. I
grant you that I have run into some folks who come as close to that
expression as you want to see, but they still have their own will, and --
like the man of Gadara -- still have the ability to come to Jesus for
deliverance no matter how much the indwelling evil spirits try to obstruct
or prevent it.

The Greek word, often translated "possessed with" in the NT, is
daimonizomai, and it more literally means: to be vexed with a demon, to be
tormented by, to be afflicted by, or, to be demonized. Nothing in this word
supports the idea of ownership.

Now, let's get to some scriptures that get right to the heart of this area
of mental and emotional healing. You understand, of course, that ALL of
this comes under the area of aphiemi healing! Jesus didn't just pay for our
physical healing and/or our deliverance from evil spirits: He paid for our
emotional and mental healing as well. He eradicated completely every legal
reason Satan tries to use against us to justify his hold over our mind and
our emotions.

Isaiah prophesied of Jesus (See Isaiah 53:5): "But he was wounded for our
transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our
peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

Let me amplify this verse for you out of the Hebrew text: "But He was
broken and profaned for our rebellion, our revolt, our apostasy and our
[religious] quarrel against God; He was mentally crushed, oppressed and
smitten, and emotionally broken into pieces for our perversity, our evil,
our mischief, sins and faults; the breaking and ridiculing of our peace, our
welfare, our prosperity, our health and our safety was upon Him; and with
His bloodied and blue wounds we are cured, mended, repaired and made
thoroughly whole."

When Jesus began His ministry, he preached from Isaiah 61:1-3.

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to
preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the
prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD,
and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint
unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of
joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that
they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that
he might be glorified."

In Luke 4:18-19, we are told that Jesus quotes this very passage from
Isaiah's prophecy as He begins His public ministry in the town of Nazareth.
Reading this in Hebrew gives us much clearer understanding of what Jesus was
saying.

After stating clearly that the Spirit of the Lord was anointing Him, He
begins describing the ministry He's about to begin by saying that He was
specifically anointed to proclaim and preach joyous news to and for those
who were in a state of mental depression. The Hebrew word, 'anayv,
literally translates to: depressed in mind and circumstances.

Next, Jesus states that He has been sent to bind up the brokenhearted.
Here, we have the Hebrew, shabar, which means: to burst, to break down, to
crush, to quench (one's heart or innermost being).

Then He describes His ministry as being sent to proclaim liberty to those
who have been held captive. The word in Hebrew is shebiy, and it describes:
one who has been taken into captivity or held in bondage -- whether
spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically. This is a perfect
description of the ministry of deliverance, and it represents fully
one-third of all the recorded miracles in the Gospels.

The next statement may seem self-evident when He says that He came to open
the prison to them that are bound, but there's a lot more to this than the
setting free from physical fetters. Jesus is describing the captivity to
death that every human born into this world experiences because of sin. He
makes it clear that His objective was to break the bonds of death, and with
it, sickness, disease, infirmity, physical afflictions of every sort.

Paul affirms this in Hebrews 9:27-28 when he writes, "And as it is appointed
unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once
offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he
appear the second time without sin unto salvation." Paul makes clear with
this statement that Jesus kept our appointment with death, thus negating the
need for us to die.

Jesus now makes clear in His next statement that He had come to "proclaim
the acceptable year of the Lord" as well as the day "of vengeance." Folks
often mistake these as being one and the same day, but they misapply the
Hebrew terms in this case. When Jesus says He has come to proclaim the
acceptable year of the Lord, that's not some future, far-off date. That's
not the day of the "judgment seat of Christ." Here's how Paul puts it in
writing to the Corinthians as he quotes from Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah
49:8):

"(For He saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of
salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold,
now is the day of salvation.)" (II Corinthians 6:2)

EVERYTHING, and I do mean, EVERYTHING that Jesus declares He has come to do
is NOW! NOW is the acceptable year of the Lord! NOW is the day of
salvation (sozo: salvation, safety, healing, wholeness, prosperity,
protection)!

Jesus' proclamation of "the day of vengeance of our God" is notification to
the Enemy that He IS giving His people authority to execute His vengeance,
His retribution, His judgment upon Satan so they can reclaim and re-take
territory stolen from them. I remind you of how David put it in Psalm
115:16 when he wrote, "The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's, but the
earth hath He given to the children of men."

Father God did not give us the earth and then take it back! From His
perspective, He gave it to us -- PERIOD! The fact that Satan has gained
control by deceit and treachery doesn't make him the owner. Let's not
forget that Jesus refers to Satan as "the prince of this world." You get
it? Prince, NOT king! We are the ones Jesus is growing into "kings and
priests unto God." The earth is ours to re-take, and the authority to
re-take it has been given by the Lord Jesus Christ Who came to proclaim, to
declare and decree "the acceptable year of the Lord!"

Moving right along, Jesus continues that same statement saying that He has
come to "comfort all that mourn." Here's another interesting Hebrew word:
nacham. Often translated "comfort" in the English texts, the word literally
means: to breathe heavily upon or in. While one can legitimately translate
this word "to comfort," it becomes clear that the comfort comes in the very
breath of Holy Spirit, breathing life back into us when we are disconsolate
over some perceived misfortune.

Rather than break down each Hebrew word in the next statement that Jesus
makes, let me simply amplify it for clarity's sake.

"To appoint, commit and convey unto them that lament, mourn and bewail
[their misfortune and troubles] in Zion, to give unto, to assign and fasten
upon them the ornaments and embellishments of authority with a crown or
diadem(beauty) for ashes, the [anointing] oil of joy, gladness and mirth for
mourning, the {covering} garment of exhilarating, dancing and boisterous
praise for the spirit of heaviness, depression and gloom; that they might be
called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be
glorified."

This last part is perhaps the most extravagant and exuberant part of Jesus'
decree and proclamation! He finishes up by stating that the purpose of His
anointing is to re-plant His Garden with us as His trees of righteousness.
Let's not forget that John the Baptist prophesied of Jesus following His
baptism, "And now the axe is laid to the root of the tree....." What tree?
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! Jesus is making it clear that
His objective is to cut down and remove that accursed tree and replace it
with new trees -- US! -- as trees of righteousness, trees that live and
breathe next to the Tree of Life.

You know what Jesus gets out of this? We become His planting, and Father
gets the Glory from us! Right! This is for Him!

Here's how Paul puts it in Philippians 1:6: "Being confident of this very
thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the
day of Jesus Christ."

THIS is aphiémi! This is His kind of forgiveness. This is Hs kind of
healing. Aphiémi healing! The eradication of, the sending away of, the
total cleansing of the past to the degree that -- from God's point of view
-- it never existed in the first place!

I didn't get to go where I wanted to today in expanding on this picture of
mental and emotional healing, but we're getting close to wrapping up this
series. Perhaps a couple more and we will move along to a different
subject.

Again, if you are in need of healing -- especially if you have some
terminal disease or prognosis of a very short time to live from the doctors
-- 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
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Another Coffee Break:
Easter or Resurrection?

April 18, 2014

And a Good Friday Morning to you! Like that pun! Sorry 'bout that! We will take somewhat of a break from our Aphiemi Healing series today (although it may very well seem like we're still there) because of the significance of this Passover season which includes Jesus' death and resurrection. I will probably run a bit long today.

Playing off the title of this Coffee Break, millions of Christians still regard the day we celebrate as Jesus' resurrection from the dead as "Easter." I don't want to get into a lot of irrelevant discussion and arguments, but it is important to me -- and to our family and fellowship -- that we don't engage in the paganistic rituals (e.g., the Easter Bunny, the egg rolls, the candy, etc.) which have nothing whatever to do with Jesus' resurrection.

Prior to Constantine's declaration that all Rome was now "Christian," the Romans celebrated the Feast of Ishtar at the time of the year we have treated as the last day of Passover (or Jesus' resurrection from the dead). Constantine's pronouncement allowed the Romans to continue to celebrate Ishtar under the guise of the Christian believers' celebration of Christ's resurrection.

The Feast of Ishtar (or Easter, in English parlance) was meant to honor the pagan god, Baal's, consort whom we know in Scripture as either Astarte (the deified wife of Nimrod), or Ashtaroth (as she was more commonly known). Baal was known in many cultures by a host of different names, (e.g., Marduk, Zeus, and others) and I won't take the time to go there today. Suffice it to say that none of this has a thing to do with Jesus or His resurrection from the dead. To engage in the partying and celebrations that folks associate with Easter is completely contrary to everything that Jesus did on our behalf. That's why I want to share the following with you so that this day forever becomes "Resurrection Day" on your calendar -- NOT Easter.

Let's return for a few minutes to our discussion from last week in Isaiah 53. This is a chapter that has fascinated me because of the way in which it is written. Several years ago I did a Coffee Break (or a series of Coffee Breaks) on Jesus in which I noted the striking contrasts in Isaiah's prophecy, but let's revisit it. Have you ever noticed how Isaiah puts everything in the present, and then the past tense? Watch.

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

It's almost as though Isaiah can't quite decide if he is actually standing there watching it, or seeing it as something which has already transpired. He refers to Jesus as being (present tense) despised and rejected, and then he switches gears when he writes, "we hid our faces from Him."

Then he says, "we did esteem Him" putting it in the past. Take a look at the repeated past tense as he writes, "He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows"; "we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted"; "He was wounded"; He was bruised"; "our peace was upon Him."

Finally, Isaiah returns to the present tense when he says, "with His stripes we are healed."

There's a reason for Isaiah's putting things like this, and we'll get there in a second. The point I'm making here is that Isaiah has stepped through that time portal into eternity as he is making his observations. What he is watching unfold are the events that led to Jesus' crucifixion. He sees the beatings, the cat-o-nine tails used to scourge Him and flick away bits and pieces of His flesh. Isaiah watches the scorn on the faces of the Roman soldiers and the sadism as they torture Jesus to the brink of death.

But then he rightfully assesses the consequences of what he has just witnessed when he prophesies, "with His stripes we are healed." Get it? Isaiah pulls the future back into his present. Time stands still. What Jesus is doing some 700 years in his future now becomes a practical reality -- an available benefit for those who will believe that prophetic word. We'll come back to this again, but let's take a look for a moment at this same prophecy when viewed by the apostle Peter perhaps 30 to 35 years AFTER Jesus was crucified and resurrected from the dead.

In his first general epistle to the body of Christ, Peter writes, "Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."

Notice how Peter phrases this. He puts all healing as an accomplished fact, NOT SOMETHING YET TO HAPPEN! For Peter, just as it had for Isaiah, time was standing still. What Jesus did on the Cross transcended time itself. From the actual point where Jesus underwent such torture as no human being had ever suffered, and then died on the Cross; and then rose again, EVERYTHING that Jesus accomplished was finished! There was nothing left to accomplish.

Every sick person was healed. Every disease was terminated. Infirmities were done away with and perfect health restored. Every demon was made subject to Jesus' name! The poor no longer needed to live their lives on the edge of nothingness. Death was canceled. Relationships were made whole. Everything was complete! EVERYTHING! Legally.

There was nothing left for Jesus to do. He had accomplished all that He had come to do. When He cried out on the Cross, "It is finished!" it had been! When He rose from the grave, He established the New Covenant with those who believe.

Tragically, today, people don't believe it. They don't believe that Jesus did and accomplished everything that needed to be done in their lives. People still pray to be healed, not recognizing that their healing has already been accomplished -- that all they need to do is to seize it, claim it for themselves, confess their agreement with the Lord Jesus Christ and all that He has done, and walk in it.

People still pray today and ask God to make provision for them despite the fact that Jesus made every provision on the Cross. People still pray to be set free from bondage, whether bondage of the flesh or bondage that is demonic. We have a bad religious habit of praying for things, asking the Lord for things -- as if they haven't been done -- not recognizing, nor acknowledging that Jesus has already done His part. Our receiving of all that Jesus did and accomplished on the Cross is simply a matter of believing Him, believing His Word, believing that the price He paid WAS the price -- the total, the complete, the sufficient price -- for everything.

When we go to the Lord and pray, and ask Him to heal us, to deliver us, to set us free, to meet our needs, it is a total contradiction of our confession of salvation. If we believe that Jesus died on the Cross to save us -- and that is a simple matter of exercising the faith He has already given us -- but we don't believe He has healed us, delivered us, made us whole, given us health and long life, and delivered us from poverty, we effectively put Him back on the Cross saying that His death and resurrection were insufficient, and that He needs to do it again so we can receive whatever we ask.

I know that about now, some of you think I've slipped my trolley, and that I'm just playing with words. Folks, this is not a matter of semantics. This is not a play on words! I'm serious. We disregard the consequences of Jesus' death and resurrection, setting aside the price He paid as insufficient. Some of us are dumb enough to buy the lie that it is (or was) His will for some of us to be sick, and that He didn't undergo all that suffering and bear those stripes in His body for ALL of us to be in perfect health.

Some of us even believe that it is His will and desire for us to live in poverty and need -- that poverty is somehow the will of God, or that it is holy to live this way -- despite the fact that part of the purpose of His death on the Cross and resurrection finished poverty -- wiped it out, and did away with it. Notice that I said earlier, LEGALLY!

Every price that needed to be paid has been paid. But if we don't claim it and reclaim what Satan has stolen from us when we take our salvation and our fire insurance, we can live in sickness and disease, in need, and oppressed by Satan all the while we are legally healthy, free of sickness and infirmity and wealthy beyond comprehension.

Why is this?

Let's get back to Isaiah's prophecy. Although our English translations submerge this truth in phraseology that causes us to miss it, let me show you how it actually appears in the Hebrew text. Here is my translation of Isaiah 53:3-5:

"He is disdained and scorned, and considered as having ceased to exist by men: a man of anguish and pain, and has known grief by seeing and experiencing it; and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was disdained and scorned, and we maliciously fabricated, invented and treated His suffering and death as void.

"Surely He has suffered and accepted as His own our maladies, our anxieties, our calamities, our disease and sicknesses, and carried our anguish, pain and grief: yet we fabricated and maliciously invented His being stricken violently, beaten, punished, wounded and slaughtered as if by God -- choosing to believe that God browbeat, demeaned and looked down upon Him.

"But He was broken and profaned for our rebellion, our revolt, our apostasy and our [religious] quarrel against God; He was crushed, oppressed and smitten, and (emotionally) broken into pieces for our perversity, our evil, our mischief, sins and faults; the breaking and ridiculing of our peace, our welfare, our prosperity, our health and our safety was upon Him; and with His bloodied and blue wounds we are cured, mended, repaired and made thoroughly whole. 

Are you seeing the picture? Notice that the Hebrew text uses the word, áLÛç˜ -- chashab' where the translators have inserted the word "esteemed." In fact, this word, chashab', more accurately translates in today's English as: to fabricate or to invent; to plot or contrive, to imagine or conceive. Thus the word, "esteemed" -- while OK perhaps in Elizabethan English -- really misses the context and the photography of the Hebrew.

What Isaiah is seeing, therefore, from his perspective in eternity as he draws this prophetic picture for us is that folks would treat Jesus' suffering, His death and His resurrection as null and void. He sees people treating all that Jesus went through as insufficient to pay the price and somehow contriving for themselves that God did this to Him, that God wanted Him to suffer, that suffering is the will of God, that sickness is the will of God, that we must still in some way pay for our sins, that we were not set free at the Cross, that we were not completely and totally healed, that we should live poverty-stricken lives, that it is somehow holy to do so, that God teaches us through sickness and suffering -- and on and on and on and on and on, ad nauseam! Let's continue with Isaiah's narrative:

"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

I won't take the time to break this down totally out of Hebrew today because I want to move on, but there is one word of significance in the first part of verse 6. It appears in the phrase, "the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all." Here again, to read the English translation, it looks as though the Father did this to Jesus. In fact, the word appearing in the Hebrew is that word most often translated "intercede:" òâ‡tÈ -- paga', which more properly renders: to entreat, to make intercession, to take advantage of an importunity.

Thus we can read verse 6 like this: All we like wanderers have vacillated and strayed; we have turned aside to our own paths [in the belief that there are many paths to God]; and the Father has entreated Him, taking advantage of His obedience to death to lay upon Him all of our perversities, our sins, our mischief, our faults and our evil.

Now, let me raise another question. What is it that causes us to disregard the price that Jesus paid on the Cross? What is it that causes us to believe that it is somehow His will for us to be sick, to suffer infirmity, to live in need so that He can teach us "things?"

Here's how the apostle Paul put it. "For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled." (II Corinthians 10:3-6)

This is war, folks! This is a war strategized by Satan and capitulated to (appeased?) by God's people in the one area of our flesh where Satan gets his strongholds: our minds. The strongholds in us are in our thoughts: our fears, our doubts and our unbelief. This is the only place where Satan can get a foothold -- and no one should doubt for a minute that he takes every opportunity to combat the effectiveness of Jesus' suffering for us, His death on the Cross, and His subsequent resurrection as THE FINAL VICTORY over Satan's power and stranglehold over the human race.

Why do we call them strongholds? Because they are "high things" that exalt themselves against the knowledge of what God has done, what Jesus Christ accomplished on our behalf, and what our new Covenant is with the Lord. Do you think that Satan wants us to believe that we have been healed? Do you think he wants us to believe that we have been delivered from his power and his authority? Do you think Satan wants us to walk in health, to prosper in every area of our lives, to live the abundant life available in Christ Jesus?

So how do we deal with these strongholds? We realize that these are "vain imaginations:" these are thoughts that need to brought into captivity and made obedient to the Word in the same way that Jesus was obedient to the Cross.

Let me phrase it a little differently. One does not do battle against Satan's connivances and deception with thoughts. You don't battle the flesh with the flesh. You battle it with the Spirit. You battle it with the Word. The apostle Paul describes the Word as "the Sword of the Spirit," and that is the ONLY offensive weapon we have.

And you can't just think the Word: it must come from your mouth before it goes forth as a weapon against Satan. It is all well and good to think the Word -- that's an important first step -- but the battle against "every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God," His Word, His promises, and His Covenant made in His shed blood MUST come by our speaking, our continual declaration of all that God's Word says concerning anything and everything.

Just because you don't see the immediate evidence of what you speak doesn't mean it isn't true. If you're anything like me (and I suspect a whole lot of you are), the mental programming of this world has done its job so effectively that you have to combat it with declaration after declaration after declaration after declaration of God's Word -- day after day after day after day after day after month after month after month after year after year after year -- UNTIL you see the manifestation.

This is war, folks! It is the kind of warfare that isn't finished until Satan and his lies and his deception, his fear, his doubt and his unbelief are finished!

What matters -- and the ONLY thing that matters -- to us is that Jesus accomplished everything that needs to be accomplished. His death on the Cross and His subsequent resurrection -- which we celebrate this Sunday -- were the legal finish of the curse upon the human race. It only remains for us to become the second witness in the Court of the Universe. And that takes place when we overcome by (1) the blood of the Lamb [which He shed on the Cross], and (2) the Word of our testimony in concert and in agreement with what God has declared in His Word!

Now do you see the difference between Resurrection Day and Easter?

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Post  Admin on Mon 14 Apr 2014, 6:16 pm

Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 25

April 11, 2014

Just a couple of quick reminders before we get started today: Folks have
been asking about the conference calls for our Sunday gatherings, and if the
messages are being recorded for later playback., Once again, the number to
call in for participation is (559) 726-1300, Access code: 308640#. To
listen to the previous Sunday's recording, change the last digits of the
call-in number from 1300 to 1399.

The same applies to our Monday-Wednesday-Friday Healing Conference calls.
That number is (805) 399-1000, Access code: 124763#. To listen to the
previously recorded call, change the 1000 to 1099. In both cases the access
codes are the same.

Talking about Paul's thorn last week, and the crazy doctrine about our
having to "suffer diseases and injuries" in order to make up for some
deficiency in the price that Jesus paid on our behalf brought a number of
questions. I need to address those before we get too far along in today's
discussion.

As I noted last week, when Paul cried out to the Lord in his frustration,
God's answer to him was simple and to the point: "My grace is sufficient for
you." Don't you get it? The Lord wasn't telling Paul to put up with it, He
was saying to Paul, "Stand up! Acquit yourself like a son of God and
joint-heir with Jesus Christ! My grace for you has supplied everything you
need to exercise the needed authority to get rid of the demonic harassment!"

Paul didn't lack any needed authority to deal with the harassment of the
Enemy, and he sure didn't need to put up with this "thorn!" Jesus made the
very comprehensive statement prior to His departure to Heaven: "All
authority has been given to me in Heaven and in Earth; go ye, therefore, and
make disciples of all nations..." (See Matthew 28:18-19)

The commission to go forth -- even as Paul was commissioned as "apostolos":
one sent forth with delegated authority and power -- came with all the
authority "in Heaven and in Earth" to back him up. The fact that Satan had
sent a messenger to "buffet" him (more on that word in a minute) was
certainly a nuisance but not something that Paul wasn't equipped to deal
with.

Consider how Paul dealt with the Word of the Lord to him. (See II
Corinthians 12:7-10)

"Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power
of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in
reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s
sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

Are you seeing it? Paul realized that the power and authority of the Lord
Jesus Christ was resident in him, even in the midst of his infirmities, his
attacks from Satan and the buffeting he was receiving. He didn't need to
put up with these attacks. The grace of God operating in him included the
"grace gifts" -- the charismata -- which more than enabled him to rebuke the
Enemy and cast him off.

He could say, therefore, with absolute confidence and joy, "I take pleasure
in infirmities (astheneia -- feebleness, infirmity, weakness), in reproaches
(hubris -- insult, insolence, harm), in necessities (anagké -- constraints,
restrictions, times of distress), in persecutions (diogmos -- being pursued
after to render harm or injury), in distresses (stenochoria -- narrowness of
room, being squeezed tightly; colloq: no room to move about) for Christ’s
sake: for when I am weak [in and of myself], then am I strong [through the
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ]."

What Paul is saying more literally is that when his flesh failed him
(whether it was physical weakness, mental or emotional distresses), then his
access to the authority and power of the Lord Jesus Christ enabled him to
make plain to the world around him that the Glory and God is not dependent
on the strength of human flesh. He could, therefore, rejoice when he was
under attack because it was then that the Lord was going to show forth
praise and Glory.

I hope I'm making this clear! The Glory of God is not dependent on either
the strength or the weakness of human flesh. The Glory of God more often
displays through us when we feel the weakest or least capable of
accomplishing that which He has given us to do. I'll share a personal story
about this momentarily.

Let me emphasize one other thing while we're on this topic. God DOES NOT
bring sickness, disease or infirmity upon us so He can teach us something.
If we allow Him to do so, He will demonstrate His grace, His love, His Glory
AND His authority through us when we are under attack. The apostle Paul
describes this situation perfectly in Romans 8:28. Here's how the KJV
reads:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Now, if you don't mind, here's my amplified translation from the Greek text.

"And we see and know that everything [taking place in our lives] cooperates
[with, and through God] for our benefit, [more specifically] for those who
{absolutely] love God and are the invited, appointed and anointed according
to [and in direct proportion to] His purposes, plans and declared
intentions."

You get it, don't you? All things most certainly DO NOT work together for
good for everyone! They only work for our good and our benefit WHEN we love
God and walk with Him in an uncompromised and committed relationship, AND
have been called, responded to that calling, then appointed, prepared by
Holy Spirit, and anointed for that to which He has called us.

That's a mouthful, isn't it? But you can certainly see the clear
difference. Things don't always work together for good for folks -- even
when those folks have been "saved." There's a huge difference between being
"saved" and walking in a real love relationship with the Lord!

Getting back to Paul's "thorn in the flesh," he could respond in joy to the
buffeting of the Enemy because God had given him the grace, and with that
grace, the authority to deal with Satan. God didn't bring that buffeting
upon him, but neither did God prevent it! (I'll talk more about that in a
minute.) What God made clear to Paul was that he didn't have to put up with
it, but he was going to have to exercise the grace God had given him. God's
grace was more than sufficient to deal with it!

Now, let's talk about this term, "buffet," for a minute. Paul's complaint
to the Lord was that a messenger of Satan had been sent to "buffet" him.
This word is a translation of the Greek, kolaphizo, which comes from the
root word, kolazo. J. H. Thayer tells us that this word means: to curtail,
to restrict, to inflict [torment], to pester and distract by rapping (with
one's knuckles). Nothing in either the word, kolaphizo, or its root,
kolazo, implies sickness or disease. Paul was NOT being "graced" with some
kind of sickness or disease. He was being pestered by some
demonically-driven individual to distract him and keep him from preaching
the Gospel.

We actually have a picture of such an event taking place with Paul in the
city of Philippi (Acts 16:16-18): "And it came to pass, as we went to
prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which
brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us,
and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which
show unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul,
being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of
Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour."

This is an exact picture of what Paul contended with. The difference was
that -- in this instance -- the buffeting spirit came in the form of a young
woman who was demonized by a Spirit of Divination. (This is a spirit which
leads many people astray. It masquerades today in fortune tellers, in
astrology, in tarot cards, and a host of other devices which lead people
away from God's destiny in their lives.)

Paul certainly didn't need someone with a Spirit of Divination proclaiming
he and the company of brethren with him as the "servants of the Most High
God." Had it continued, that spirit could have led many of the new converts
away from the Lord with false prophecies and demonically camouflaged
guidance. Whatever Paul was experiencing with the buffeting he was
suffering, God had given him the same authority to expel from his presence
that he exercised with the young woman in Philippi.

While we're on this topic (and it is clear that I'm not going to continue
today with where we left off last week -- that'll have to wait), let's
address another issue that plagues the body of Christ today. And, by the
way, if it seems like I'm really off-track with our discussion on aphiémi
healing, this is germane -- both to the topic of healing, AND to the concept
of aphiémi -- total eradication so that it never existed in the first place.
Follow this closely.

When Jesus suffered the 39 stripes to his body -- 39 stripes, incidentally,
with a cat-o-nine tails tipped with lead tips, making the effective stripes
to his body, 351 -- it left him with barely any clear flesh on his body.
There was scarcely a square inch of his body that wasn't ripped open,
bruised, bloody and festering. Add to that the crown of two-plus-inch
thorns shoved into his scalp and his skull.

Got the picture clearly in your mind? Good!

Now, explain to me just how any sickness, any disease, any suffering you
might endure is necessary ON TOP OF EVERYTHING THAT JESUS ENDURED so that
you "can learn whatever it is God is trying to teach you?" That is a heresy
that has pervaded the body of Christ for centuries, and it is demonic! But
it gets worse!!

There are folks who actually believe that God does this to them! Really?
If we believe that nonsense, then we are crucifying the Lord Jesus Christ
afresh. We are effectively putting Him back on the Cross. We are
nullifying the price He paid on our behalf.

Consider a couple of scriptures.

Isaiah expressed it like this (See Isaiah 53:5): "But he was wounded for
our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of
our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."

Let me amplify this verse for you out of the Hebrew text: "But He was
broken and profaned for our rebellion, our revolt, our apostasy and our
[religious] quarrel against God; He was crushed, oppressed and smitten, and
(emotionally) broken into pieces for our perversity, our evil, our mischief,
sins and faults; the breaking and ridiculing of our peace, our welfare, our
prosperity, our health and our safety was upon Him; and with His bloodied
and blue wounds we are cured, mended, repaired and made thoroughly whole."

Here's how Peter put it in his first letter to the body of Christ (I Peter
2:21-24): "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered
for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no
sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled
not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him
that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on
the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by
whose stripes ye were healed."

The first part of this translation out of the KJV really misses it. It
draws a picture that I believe, when added to several of Paul's statements
in his various letters, somehow has caused folks to come up with a doctrine
that we are supposed to endure sickness, disease, infirmity, etc., because
"Jesus did it, and we are supposed to follow in His footsteps." Nothing
could be further from the truth!

When do you ever see Jesus sick? When do you ever see Jesus fighting
against disease or infirmity? If that were the case, then He wouldn't have
been able to take all sickness, disease, infirmity, pain and suffering to
the Cross and put it to death, ONCE AND FOR ALL! Let's not forget
something, folks! Sickness, disease, infirmity, etc., etc., etc., are all a
part of the curse that came upon the human race when Adam ate of the Tree of
the Knowledge of Good and Evil! Sickness, disease and infirmity are all a
part of death and dying -- and Jesus already kept our appointment with
death!

I'll pick up at this point next week and finish this discussion, showing you
the actual picture drawn in the Greek text.

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Post  Admin on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 5:14 pm

Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 24

April 4, 2014

This morning brought us an interesting phone call with a brother who has been struggling with depression, anxiety, and physical pain in his back and legs partly as a result of the stresses he's been under with his job. For the sake of discussion, let me refer to him as "Ray." As Della and I shared with him it became clear that although he has been saved for many years and baptized in the Holy Spirit, when it comes to health issues, his reference is primarily oriented in the culture of our medical society with its medications, pills, and various and sundry treatments.

Della and I both saw something at the same time (and admittedly, we've been caught in the same trap). When a person today gets a headache that lasts for any length of time, the first thing he or she thinks of is the aspirin bottle. When we get hurt or injured in some way, the first thing we think of is the doctor or the hospital. If we get a cold or flu, we look for the Nyquil or some other kind of medicine to take the headache, deal with the runny nose and/or something to deal with the upset stomach.

You see where I'm going with this don't you?

We don't think health and healing! Despite the repeated commands in the Word to renew our minds and our thought processes, we hang onto the thought processes we've grown up with in our modern society. We think "progressive" healing. If we are injured in some way, we just "know" that a doctor visit will result in some kind of surgery, a hospital stay of varying lengths, and a period of time for us to "get better." That's how our society thinks!

It matters not that Jesus endured the most unimaginable suffering and beatings, torture of unspeakable intensity such that his body became almost unrecognizable as that of a human being, and then wound up being nailed to a cross with spikes driven through his hands and his feet and a circlet or crown made out of thorns more than two inches in length shoved into his scalp and skull -- ALL OF IT so that we would have access to instant healing, instant deliverance and complete restoration for our physical bodies, our minds and our thinking, AND our emotions. The fact that Jesus paid this kind of price so that we who accept Him as Lord and Savior, Healer and Deliverer would never have to put up with the afflictions this world considers just a normal part of our earthly existence!

We just don't think that way! And why not? Why do Christians today somehow arrive at the insane conclusion that God brings sickness or disease or ill health or accidents resulting in physical injury to teach us some spiritual truth? Is God a masochist? Did Jesus go through all that he suffered for nothing? Do we have to endure sickness or disease for the Lord to teach us something? That's about as stupid as anything you can imagine!

We need a revolution in the way we think! Consider what Paul wrote to the Romans.

Romans 12:2 (with my amplification): And be not conformed to [shaped by and to the thinking of] this world: but be ye transformed [changed through the metamorphosis] by the renewing [the restoration to God's original plan and design] of your mind, that ye may [test and] prove what is that good (beneficial), and acceptable (well-pleasing), and perfect (complete), will (heart's desire) of God.

Can it be any clearer than that? Try a couple other scriptures on for size.

II Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Let's try that again from the Greek text (RAC Translation): That being the case, if anyone is immersed into the Anointed One and His anointing, he has been re-formed as a new being [with new DNA]; the old person (he used to be) has perished and gone; pay attention to the fact, and see for yourself that he has been created afresh and anew.

Titus 3:5-7 (with my amplification): Not by works (sweat and toil) of righteousness (justifying ourselves) which we have done, but according to his (compassionate) mercy he saved us, by the washing (baptism) of regeneration (rebirth and restoration), and renewing (re-creating anew) of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

OK. One more and we'll come back to the significance of these verses!

Philippians 2:5-6 (with my amplification): Let this mind [or manner of thinking] be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus [the way He saw things and thought]: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal [like and similar in construct, character and makeup] with God:

Has it become clear for you, yet? Everything -- and I do mean EVERYTHING -- about our relationship with Jesus Christ means a return to our original creation in the likeness and image of God where there is no sickness, no disease, no infirmity, and nothing that can befall you that you cannot deal with from a place of God's authority and power.

Where, in any of these scriptures, do folks get the idea -- no, wait! where any of US -- that we have to put up with even the slightest affliction or attack on our bodies. Why do I tolerate a stuffy nose or a sinus drip as though this is just a part of living in a polluted valley with its agricultural sprays, blooms and the toxic emissions from hops? You see it don't you? Just because I may live at the moment in an area where the air around me may be full of pollen and the residue of the sprays that farmers use, why should I automatically accept the fact that I have to be susceptible to this pollution?

Whatever happened to the prayer and admonition of, "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." (II John 2) Folks, if my soul is prospering, that means it is in agreement with what the Word says about my thought life, the way I live and where I live ("in Christ")! If I am "in Christ," the environment around me has no power over me, no power over my mind and thoughts, and no power over my physical body. In fact, if I am restored (or in the process of being restored) to the status of our original creation, the Word says that the environment is subject to me -- NOT the other way around!

Let's take this discussion another step.

Suppose I have some kind of accident and injure myself, whether it be through carelessness or through no fault of my own? Should I run to the medicine cabinet, the doctor or nurse, or to the hospital -- and here's the kicker -- first? Or, should I take hold of the Word of the Lord first, speak the Word (which had better be in me if I'm in Christ) and then, if Holy Spirit directs otherwise, see a doctor?

Let me share a personal example of something that happened to me a few years ago when Della and I were still in Anchorage. Besides my regular, somewhat sedentary, job as Chief Engineer for the local FOX station, I ran not less than four (and sometimes five) newspaper routes every morning, seven days a week. Ironically, I made more money with my newspaper business than I did as an engineer, but that was less the reason than the physical exercise I gained from it each morning. I was in prime physical condition from running 4 1/2 miles every morning with up to as much as 150 pounds of newspapers on my back.

One spring morning when there had been a warm spell that had melted the snow on the streets and then frozen over during the night leaving glazed ice in places, I was running with my usual load of papers when I slipped on the ice, fell and tore a ligament in my left ankle. The pain was excruciating, to say the least! I dragged myself (couldn't walk) over to my van where the supply of newspapers was, pulled myself up into the van, drove home and called the district manager for the Anchorage Daily News to let him know what had happened so someone could cover the rest of my routes. This would have been around 5:00 or 5:30 in the morning.

Around 8:00 or thereabouts, Della drove me to the doctor's office where X-rays showed the damage. The doctor put me in an air cast and told me to stay off that leg for six weeks, indicating that it could take as much as six months for the torn ligament to heal. The following Sunday, Della and I were visiting a local Foursquare church fellowship (I had been ministering to the pastor of that church). There was a break in the morning service for folks to pray for one another. I turned to the people standing behind me (whom I did not know at all) and said, "the pain in my leg is almost more than I can tolerate, and I'm not going to put up with this any longer. Will you lay hands on me and pray?"

They did so quickly and prayed the prayer of faith. In that instant, I knew that my leg was healed and that the torn ligament had been made whole. When we got home a little later, I took off the air cast and tested the leg. I called the district manager for the newspaper and told him I was ready to resume my regular routes the next morning. Sure enough, I ran the 4 1/2 miles with the newspapers the following morning. There was no pain, no discomfort of any kind. All of my strength was back, and there wasn't so much as a single twinge of any kind! When I acted on the truth of the Word, the Lord did exactly what He says He will do.

You see, my healing was paid for nearly 2,000 years ago! Why am I going to keep paying for something Jesus already paid for? Should I NOT believe that I'm already healed? Why do I want to suffer discomfort? Why do I want to endure pain and agony on top of what Jesus already endured? Was His suffering not enough for me? Should I somehow think that my suffering will compensate for my own failures? Was Jesus' death and resurrection not sufficient? Shall I put Him back on the Cross while I suffer instead?

It sounds ludicrous, doesn't it? Is my pain or suffering somehow going to make up for some insufficiency in Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection on my behalf?

Folks, I've gotta tell you, THAT is pure heresy! How stupid can we get? How irrational is it for us to somehow think that we have to "suffer with Jesus"? One of the dumbest things I've ever heard is the supposed justification for our suffering with some disease, some ailment or some deformity because "Paul had to endure his thorn in the flesh." What makes that argument so silly is that anyone who stops with that never bothers to realize that the "thorn" was nothing more and nothing less than "a messenger of Satan" (a demon) who was sent (by the Enemy) to torment him, to buffet him and to sidetrack him from his apostolic mission. God didn't send that demon to torment Paul!

When Paul cried out to the Lord in his frustration, God's answer to him was simple and to the point: "My grace is sufficient for you." Don't you get it? The Lord wasn't telling Paul to put up with it, He was saying to Paul, "Stand up! Acquit yourself like a son of God and joint-heir with Jesus Christ! My grace for you has supplied everything you need to exercise the needed authority to get rid of the demonic harassment!"

I want to talk more about this aspect of things, and perhaps I'll pick it up more next week, but let me wrap up this part of our discussion today by saying that the picture of our new creation -- our re-creation in Jesus Christ -- is again the demonstration of what this series of Coffee Break discussions is all about: aphiemi: not just forgiveness, not just remission of sin, but the eradication of the past, its shortcomings, its weaknesses, its failures, its diseases and susceptibility to diseases or infirmity of any kind. This is the total erasure of anything connected to the unredeemed nature and character of the flesh, the old person who was put to death in baptism, and then resurrected into new life!

I don't know how far we will take it again today, but last week we were talking about healing for those who’ve been wounded in soul and spirit.

Let's pick up where we left off last week with Isaiah’s prophecy – the same place where Jesus started His ministry – as we take up our study with the wounded soul and the wounded spirit, and see how each area affects the other.

Isaiah 61:1-3: 1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek (åéðˆòÈ -€aònaòyv:depressed in mind and circumstances, humble, lowly, poor); he hath sent me to bind up (Lá—ç˜ - chaòbash:to wrap fully, to heal, to gather back together) the brokenhearted (øá—LÜ - shaòbar:crushed, broken in pieces, torn apart -- + -- áìÅ - leòb:the heart, metaphorically] feelings, the emotions, the will or intellect), to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort (íç—ðˆ - naòcham:to breathe strongly upon, to ease) all that mourn; 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Before we dig into this Word again, take a look at a couple of other relevant scriptures.

Job 24:1-12 (NASB): 1“Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, and why do those who know Him not see His days? 2“Some remove the landmarks; they seize and devour flocks. 3“They drive away the donkeys of the orphans; they take the widow’s ox for a pledge. 4“They push the needy aside from the road; the poor of the land are made to hide themselves altogether. 5“Behold, as wild donkeys in the wilderness they go forth seeking food in their activity, as bread for their children in the desert.

6“They harvest their fodder in the field and glean the vineyard of the wicked. 7“They spend the night naked, without clothing, and have no covering against the cold. 8“They are wet with the mountain rains and hug the rock for want of a shelter. 9“Others snatch the orphan from the breast, and against the poor they take a pledge. 10“They cause the poor to go about naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaves from the hungry. 11“Within the walls they produce oil; they tread wine presses but thirst.

12“From the city men groan, and the souls of the wounded (ììÈç ˜chaòlaòl: pierced, to profane [by speaking evil], to dissolve, to break apart or prostitute, to weaken one’s mind to such a degree that they are willing to sell themselves for relief) cry out; Yet God does not pay attention to (íéNØ sñŒòym: impute) folly.

The picture that is drawn throughout this chapter in Job conveys a pretty graphic picture of the events that cause a person’s soul to be wounded.

When you follow the discourse between Job and Bildad the Shuhite in chapter 25, and then the first part of chapter 26 you see the unfolding of events that create a wounded spirit.

Next we consider David, and the words and events that were directed against him.

Psalm 64:1-10: 1Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, who shall see them?

6They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep. 7But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded. 8So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away. 9And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing. 10The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

This is a tremendous promise that God makes to those who have been wounded by the tongue, those who’ve been spoken evil against and conspired against. The Lord makes very clear that HE is the One who will shoot them down – and He will direct HIS arrow against those who speak evil of His anointed. This was a Word that the Lord gave to Della recently concerning some fellow-ministers who were being spoken evil of because of their ministry and their teaching.

My apologies but this is where we will stop for today. We will pick things up at this point next week.

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Re: ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK:

Post  Admin on Sun 30 Mar 2014, 8:41 pm

Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 22
March 21, 2014

To all of those who have been praying for Della during the past few days,
let me say a very big THANK YOU! Not being familiar with migraine
headaches, we didn't know until today that's what she was dealing with.
Three times during the past couple of days, George has prayed with us for
Della's healing, and three times she has experienced an immediate cessation
of the stabbing pains. This morning our daughter-in-law, Michelle, (we have
a house-full of family this weekend) told Della that what she was
experiencing was migraine headaches. George Robinson has had remarkable
success in praying for folks with migraines -- especially once they have
been properly identified as such -- and having that knowledge allowed George
to pray one more time, this time identifying and declaring an end to
migraines for Della. From the evidence thus far, I will say that Della has
experienced complete relief. The pain has ceased and the dizziness she was
experiencing has gone.

All I can say is, Whewww!! The last couple of nights -- and last night
especially -- Della has been kept awake with these unbelievable stabbing
pains that have caused her whole body to jerk. In the wee hours of the
morning, this morning, I prayed over her in the spirit for the better part
of an hour until she was able to finally go to sleep. It has been constant
warfare. There is a real key in our understanding here. Once you've
identified the offending spirit of infirmity -- in this case, migraine
headaches -- you can exercise the authority we have because of the name (the
onoma, the very character, makeup and essence) of Jesus, and the fact that
"migraine" is a name that is subject to the name of Jesus. It MUST bow and
yield!

Are you ready to be challenged today? Are you ready to take a trip out of
time and into eternity to see what Jesus has done and is doing in us, to us
and through us?

Philippians 2:5-.11 (RAC Translation): Be like Jesus, The Anointed One, and
be in His anointing with His mindset, Who, though He existed in the form of
God and continuing in that form, did not regard equality with God as a thing
to be grasped or hung onto, but [temporarily] emptied Himself of His
God-status and co-equality with the Father, becoming [instead] as a
servant, taking on the nature, essence and mortality of ordinary man. And
being seen as an ordinary man, He abased Himself and submitted Himself to
death itself, particularly the kind of death which came by being hung on a
cross.

Therefore God the Father has exalted Him to the highest position and granted
Him that name rank, authority, power, title, position, character and
essence which is above and beyond every name rank, authority, title,
position, character and essence (i.e., Yowd He Vav He Yeshua, Ha-Mashiach),
that at [the very utterance, the very sound, the very essence of] the name
of [YHVHYH] Jesus, every knee should, must and will bow of beings in heaven,
on earth, and under the earth [in Hades, the region of departed sinful
spirits]; and that every tongue, utterance and language shall confess,
acknowledge and agree fully that Jesus Christ is Lord, Supreme in Authority,
to the honor, praise, dignity, worship and glory of God the Father.

The picture of what Jesus accomplished at the Cross takes on a more personal
aspect when we see the following:

Ephesians 1:16-23 (NASB): [I] do not cease giving thanks for you, while
making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in
the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,
so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches
of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing
greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with
the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ,
when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the
heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to
come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as
head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him
who fills all in all.

Then Paul continues to amplify this picture when he writes:

Ephesians 2:5b-7 (Amplified Version): He [the Father] gave us the very life
of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him. (For it is
by grace by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve that you are
saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christs salvation).
And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together giving
us joint seating with Him in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being]
in Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One.

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the
immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited
favor) in kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Are you seeing what Jesus has done? Are you seeing the impact of His Name?
Are you seeing and understanding that He has invested all of Himself IN
US?

This is NOT about us: this is about Him!

What Jesus has done is to invest Himself in us in order that He can receive
His full inheritance. Furthermore, He has designed this process so that we
become joint-heirs with Him.

The inheritance He has in us is designed to restore the Eden Blessing to its
original state. For the sake of review, look back at the original Blessing
in the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 1:28-29 (Amplified Version): And God bless them, and said to them,
Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it [with all its vast
resources]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the
air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. And God
said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of
all the land, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for
food.

The curse that came upon the earth with Adams disobedience forced hard
toil, sweat and painful labor in order to just have enough to survive.

The curse forced man in his non-blessed state to lose his place of
fruitfulness, ability to multiply supernaturally and greatly slowed his
ability to fill the earth. The concept of subduing the earth and all
its vast resources became a labor of agony and sweat. Man has yet even
today to even begin to subdue the earth and take advantage of all its
resources.

Lets consider something else here: WHY WAS THE EARTH CREATED IN THE FIRST
PLACE?

We know that God created it, that He has the ultimate title to it, that its
very existence depends on Him; that all its resources are His to use and
dispense as He sees fit. But He didnt just create the earth to have some
toy to play with.

The earth (and all that is therein) was created as a kind of laboratory in
and for which a species of being man would be created who would be just
like God. In order, however, for that species to become a counterpart and
family to God, he must:

(1) learn to rule like God;

(2) develop the ability to overcome every conceivable obstacle pitted
against him;

(3) contend with and overcome Gods enemy Satan;

(4) learn what it means to subdue a planet and the forces that make it
what it is;

(5) learn dominion through the ruling over and controlling every other kind
of living being not of mans species;

(6) learn what Gods agape love is and how to flow in it;

(7) learn to operate in Gods faith and live by it; 

(8) become a species of being that lives by giving instead of taking or
receiving as lesser species do.

(9) develop Gods character, personality and integrity; and

(10) become a fellowship-oriented being who understands that fellowship
with God means having all things in common and sharing all that he is with
God without drawing back, without restraint of any kind, and without
compromise.

God created the world as a place He could entrust to man for the purpose of
re-creating Heaven. Thus, David wrote:

Psalm 115:16 (Amplified Version): The heavens are the Lords heavens, but
the earth has He given to the children of men.

David understood the concept of Eden. He saw by revelation from Holy Spirit
the Blessing given to Adam and Eve and perceived that the essence of the
Blessing of Abraham was encapsulated in the Eden Blessing.

Hence, David wrote:

Psalm 112:1-10 (NASB): Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears
the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 

(1) His descendants will be mighty on earth; 

(2) The generation (Hebrew: dore: posterity) of the upright will be blessed.

(3) Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures
forever. 

(4) Light (Hebrew: 'or: illumination, revelation) arises in the darkness for
the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

(5) It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his
cause in judgment.

(6) For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.

(7) He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the
LORD.

(8) His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction
on his adversaries.

(9) He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His
horn will be exalted in honor.

(10) The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt
away; The desire of the wicked will perish.

The Eden Blessing literally came by the breath of God. He breathed Himself
into Adam. In that breath was the very essence of His being, His character,
His makeup. It is the same breath we know today as the Spirit of God. The
Hebrew word, naphach, (akin to ruach Spirit) means: to kindle, to ignite
[life], to blow with force. This is that same force behind the Word. Lets
put it in proper context.

Hebrews 1:2-3 (Amplified Version): In the last of these days He has spoken
unto us [in the person of] His Son, whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner
of all things, also by and through He created the worlds and the reaches
of space, and the ages of time [that is] He made, produced, built,
operated and arranged them in order.

He is the sole expression of the glory of God the Light-being, the
out-raying of the Divine and He is the perfect imprint and very image of
[Gods] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the
universe by His mighty Word of [His] Power, when He had by offering Himself
accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the
right hand of the Divine Majesty on high.

Youll notice that Paul doesnt say that He upholds all things by the power
of His Word. Of course there is power in the Word of God, but there is a
force behind the Word that transcends anything we can relate to in
contemporary society.

The statement is phrased that He [Jesus] upholds, maintains, guides and
propels the universe by the mighty Word of [His] Power.

That power is the igniting and energizing force that came forth when God
breathed His Life into Adam. Are you seeing it? Are you understanding what
happened?

I was recently viewing a series of photographs taken by Robert Beulteman.
He wondered what would happen if he exposed plants and flowers to a high
energy force (80,000 volts), along with laser (amplified light) light fed
through fiber-optics. The photos showed both light and sound being emitted
by the plants and flowers. Some of the flowers exhibit a much greater light
than others, and some produce a greater amount of sound. The darker blue
signature in the plants and flowers was sound being emitted. There is an
aura of white, gaseous light that surrounds each of the leaves or
flower-petals.

Seeing this scientific experiment brought back for me my own experience of
being transported into the Garden of Eden by the Spirit; seeing the pristine
beauty and hearing the phenomenal sounds in the Garden was unlike anything
we see and hear today. The colors were vibrant and the sounds in the Garden
were both harmonic and harmonious. It was fascinating to hear the birds
singing, chirping, and cooing in melodic harmony.

Comparing that experience to what we see today gives a stark contrast
between what God originally planted for Adam and Eve (and what He expected
them to continue producing) and what happened when disobedience to the Word
created such chaos and death. Mankind was not the only species affected by
sin: the entire creation was contaminated birds, animals, fish, plants,
trees, flowers, etc., you name it! The world was never created to sustain
an environment of sin.

Experiments have been conducted with plants and flowers (and animals too,
for that matter) to see how they respond to certain music, certain sounds
and certain people. Scientists and researchers have found that people with
a violent nature will cause a measurable negative reaction in plants or
animals just by their very presence.

The same applies with sounds music, for example. Music generated by the
Holy Spirit causes them to become more productive, more beautiful, larger
and more prosperous. Music which has a negative, metallic or harsh sound
causes plants to wilt and die without ever growing to become what their DNA
designs them to be.

Lets get back to something that Jesus said.

John 6:53-58 (NASB): So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no
life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal
life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food,
and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood
abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live
because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and
died; he who eats this bread will live forever.

Ever wonder why Jesus would make such a statement? Why would He say,
Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no
life in yourselves?

Jesus knew that death came upon the human race because of what Adam and Eve
ate. They ate of the wrong table. In fact, they ate of a table at which
God had specifically forbidden them to eat because He knew that it would
bring death and destruction. In fact, it did bring death and destruction.
It brought a curse upon the human race. Not only did mankind receive death,
sickness and disease, hard toil and labor just to eke out a living came with
it.

A curse is nothing more and nothing less than a blessing going backwards.
It is a blessing in reverse. Where the Eden Blessing originally brought
eternal life (Adam and Eve were never designed to die), strength, health,
wholeness, and a boundless, endless supply of all they could ever imagine
having need of not to mention supernatural revelation which enabled them
to create any tools or equipment for which they might have need partaking
of the Table of Demons (see I Corinthians 10:21) brought sickness,
disease, infirmity, death and the necessity of working for a living.

More than that, it brought about a severe case of ignorance. Eating of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil did exactly the opposite of what the
Serpent promised. It cut Adam and Eve off from the personal presence of the
Lord, and in the process cut them off from the supernatural revelation
knowledge they had enjoyed with Him. The very first evidence of this is
seen in Cains ignorant and ridiculous attempt to offer up the residue of
his crop harvests as an offering to the Lord. It was neither received as
an offering, nor did it engender any blessing from the Lord.

For order to come out of the chaos and death that ruled on this planet,
Jesus had to provide a hitherto restricted Table to the human race but
more specifically, to those who would come back into communion and
fellowship with God through Him. He, therefore, set His Table before us 
a Table spread with a feast: His presence, His flesh which was the Bread of
Life, His Word (that same Word, by the way, that commanded the Blessing in
Eden and subsequently was restored to Abraham) and the Cup of Blessing (I
Corinthians 10:16) which was a phenomenal picture of His life.

Remember how Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king? The cupbearer tasted first
of the wine to ensure that no death was in it.

Jesus literally became our cupbearer so that we could drink of His eternal
life. He tasted first of death and in the process kept our appointment with
death so that we could have His life and the Eden Blessing restored!

The Eden Blessing was lost with Adam and Eve. It was partially restored
with Noah, passed on to Shem, amplified and finally conveyed by Shem in his
role as Melchizedek to Abraham. Abraham never lost the Blessing, but the
disobedience of his seed caused its temporary loss in Israel. Jesus
restored the blessing by taking the curse or rather by becoming the curse.

He was hung on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In so doing
access was restored to the Tree of Life.

Jesus knew that we would need to eat of Him and eat and drink of His Table
on a regular and consistent basis in order to re-program our minds and our
spirits with His mindset and His Truth.

Thus the apostle Paul wrote, As often as you eat this bread and drink this
cup, you do show the Lords death till He come.

And still, there is more to come!

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#. Let us minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
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Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 23

March 28, 2014

Last Sunday, we had Keith and Elsie Gerner with us from Ireland. Keith is one of God's Generals -- a man who was heavily involved in the birth of the Charismatic Renewal 40+ years ago in Ireland, and saw Holy Spirit break down the walls between those who called themselves "Protestants" and those who were Catholic as the Spirit of God fell upon people who desired all that God had for them.

Following a time of teaching and sharing, Keith began to walk among the folks in our gathering, prophesying over them, ministering healing as well as the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Della was back in the group praying with him over Ashley, who received her prayer language rather liberally. :-) Keith turned around and began prophesying over Della and when he took her hand, the power of God hit her and she started to fall. Keith grabbed her by one arm while Gary hustled behind her to stop her from hitting the concrete floor. Della twisted her body as she struggled to regain her balance and in that moment her hip, which had been severely dislocated in a fall the day before, slid into place and extreme pain she'd been suffering vanished. Funny, isn't it? Brother! Never put God in a box when it comes to healing.

When the Holy Spirit launched us into this area of study some weeks back, I freely admit that I had no idea of the ramifications and the depth of revelation to which we would be taken.

Although I am sharing from a place of current and still unfolding revelation, it is obvious that Della and I have both been recipients of some pretty amazing areas of healing where we had no previous awareness of demonic footholds and opportunities for the Enemy to afflict us.

Jesus began His ministry by reading from the Isaiah Scroll in order to reveal the priorities He would follow for restoring people to a proper relationship with Father.

Isaiah 61:1-3: 1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek (åéðˆòÈ -€aònaòyv:depressed in mind and circumstances, humble, lowly, poor); he hath sent me to bind up (Lá—ç˜ - chaòbash:to wrap fully, to heal, to gather back together) the brokenhearted (øá—LÜ - shaòbar:crushed, broken in pieces, torn apart -- + -- áìÅ - leòb:[the heart, metaphorically] feelings, the emotions, the will or intellect), to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort (íç—ðˆ - naòcham:to breathe strongly upon, to ease) all that mourn; 3To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Notice the sequence of Jesus’ priorities once He’s been anointed:

1. To preach the good news that those in poverty no longer need live that way;

2. To heal wounded, shattered, splintered and fragmented souls;

3. To publish and declare liberty and freedom for those held in demonic bondage;

4. To open the doors of mental, emotional, and spiritual prisons; to untie the cords that hold people captive.

The healing that Jesus provides begins with the revelation of how the Enemy has gained his footholds in our souls, our minds and our emotions.

There is a rather dramatic picture in Mark Chapter 5 that most of our English translations obscure.

Mark 5:1-17: "And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, Who had his dwelling(*) among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 

"And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.

"And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

"And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts."

Both Matthew and Luke record this event as well (See Matthew 8:28 and Luke 8:26). Three times in the passage from Mark’s Gospel we are told that this man had his dwelling among “the tombs.”

In all the years and many dozens of times I’ve read these Scripture passages, I’d never actually read this in the Greek text – which is revelatory to say the least – until Della and I heard Katy Souza share in one of her teachings.

Each time the word “tomb” occurs the Greek word is: ìíçìåsïí - mnemion. This word may not strike an immediate chord for some folks, but we have a word in the English language which is a direct derivative of the Greek: mnemonics.

Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary defines mnemonics like this: The science or art of improving the memory, as by the use of certain formulas; aids to help in remembering.

The Greek word, mnemion, is drawn from Greek mythology and comes from the name of the goddess Mnemosyne – the mythological mother of Zeus, and the deity (actually, demonic entity) who caused people to retain memories of past events.

Mnemion, therefore, literally means: a remembrance; a monument or marker which causes a recall of the past.

J.H. Thayer, in his Greek-English Lexicon, adds: a visible monument to the past, a visible marker for preserving a memorial of a person, a thing, or some past event.

By now, it should become obvious why the Gadarene demoniac was so tormented. He literally re-lived his past failures, the betrayals of his past, events which had traumatized his thoughts, his feelings and his emotions. He lived every day being reminded of how he had been either 

mistreated, sexually abused (the word “unclean” in the Greek text implies this directly) or belittled – and he was tormented by spirits of fear which literally drove him insane.

One item worth noting before we continue is the word “dwelling” in verse 2 of Mark 5. This word in the Greek text is: êáôïßêçóéò - katoikesis: mansion, place of residence, to reside permanently.

The man of Gadara, therefore, lived and dwelled permanently in the torment of past memories. When he came and threw himself at Jesus’ feet, it was not the man who spoke or cried out. Rather it was the “unclean spirit.” That spirit said a couple of things that are remarkable for what is said, and what is NOT said, “What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not.”

Matthew notes the following question, “art thou come hither to torment us before the time?”

The first question should be phrased more properly, “What do you and I have in common?”

Jesus had NOTHING in common with either the man of Gadara, or the evil spirits that had taken hold of him. Jesus had no place of wounding, no place of offense, no place of personal hurt by which evil spirits could gain a foothold in his mind, his thoughts, his emotions or his spirit. There was no place in Jesus that needed healing or restoration. There was no place in Him where evil spirits had any kind of foothold. He was ready instead to minister healing and deliverance.

The second question put to Jesus by the demons was revelatory: “Have you come to torment us before the appointed time?”

Understand?

The evil spirits KNOW with a certainty that there is a day of eternal judgment, damnation and hell fire that awaits them. They know a day awaits when they will be bound and cast into “The Pit.” Those spirits also knew that Jesus had absolute authority from Father Himself – that He could command them to go into the bottomless pit before that appointed time – and they were fearful that Jesus would do just that! Time, you see, is nothing more than an envelope to contain Satan.

When Jesus spoke to “the unclean spirit” He asked the question, “What is your name?” Once again we have an answer which reveals the nature of the demonic torment this man of Gadara suffered.

“My name is Legion, for we are many.”

Do you see it? The “spokesdemon” for the group uses a specific Roman military term, thus identifying the fact that these evil spirits had declared war on this man – as well as all those others around him – (and we’ll cover this more momentarily) using a military strategy.

In case you’ve never been exposed to this terminology, a Roman Legion consisted of 6,600 foot-soldiers and 172 horse-drawn charioteers with precision bowmen ready to use their weapons.

Some folks have speculated that the demon’s answer was more metaphoric than anything and that it was figurative rather than precise; but I find very little – if any – Scripture chosen by the Holy Spirit that has not been given for any other purpose than to draw some very precise and graphic pictures for the sake of our understanding and revelation. Once you begin to see this overall picture from a spiritual perspective, you realize that evil spirits look for every opportunity to work in the lives of people in much the same way as Franco’s “Fifth Column.”

During the early days preceding WWII, Spanish General Francisco Franco was recognized as the head of Nationalist Spain by the Nazi regime. During the next three years he led a revolt against the Popular Front in Spain and set out to capture Madrid. One of Hitler’s military aides was sent to question him concerning his plans to take the city.

“Well, I have four columns of Infantry – one on the north, one on the south, one on the east and one on the west.”

“And which one will you use to take the city,” came the query.

“I will use my Fifth Column,” he responded.

“Your Fifth Column? Where is that?” Hitler’s aide asked.

“They are in the city already. They are dressed and appear as ordinary Spanish citizens who go about their day just like everyone else. They run businesses, they serve in public positions, they teach in the schools, and they are musicians on the street. But they are loyal to me,” Franco continued. “When I give the word, they will rise up all at the same time and take over. The city will fall with very little bloodshed. It will be mine.”

And that is precisely how Francisco Franco took control of Spain in April of 1939: its cities and its government fell because of the infiltration of “the Fifth Column.”

The man of Gadara fell to the Fifth Column of evil spirits who took advantage of the fact that he continued to nurse his wounds of the past. He lived perpetually amongst the reminders of his wounds. He rehearsed daily the failures or mistakes of past months and years. One by one this Fifth Column of demons began to take advantage of each wound, each hurt, each offense, each event in which he had been taken advantage of, and each place of belittlement. Over a period of time, because the man was unaware of the tactics and oblivious to the encroachment of the Enemy, he was taken over and tormented in increasing ways.

Anger and hatred filled his being. Rage became his mantra. Vengeance against his past persecutors or offenders became a driving force. The local magistrates and officials tried to capture him and hold him in chains to no avail. Every restraint they put upon him was broken in such demonic displays of power and might that the whole countryside was put in fear.

When Jesus commanded the Legion of evil spirits to come out of the man, they had no choice but to obey. They requested that they be allowed to enter the herds of swine feeding nearby – just so they could have physical bodies to dwell in. We all know the end of that episode. The swine couldn’t handle the presence of the demons and ran, panic-driven, over the cliff and right into the sea.

The man of Gadara was set free completely. Jesus healed him of his past wounds and set him free from the Legion of evil spirits. Not only was the man set free from the demons, the footholds they had in him were eradicated.

There is a history lesson in this story as well as a wonderful picture of the healing of wounded souls.

Gadara was located in a territory referred to as “the land of the Gergesenes.” The Gergesenes derived their name from their ancient father, Gerges, whom we know historically as one of the sons of Canaan. During the days of the Patriarchs – and more specifically, the days of Moses and Joshua, they were referred to among the seven condemned nations as the Girgashites.

They were the only nation of people who did not stand and fight against Israel. Almost to a man, they fled before Israel and settled down for centuries among the Assyrians and the Ammonites (modern-day Jordanians and Iraqis). Most of their national identity was lost and they intermarried with those among whom they dwelled, but the cowardly, non-confrontational spirit that epitomized the Girgashites remained.

The man from Gadara was easily taken by the Legion of evil spirits because there was no place of resistance to or against the thoughts and memories he could have avoided.

This is a classic lesson for all of us. The apostle Paul wrote the Corinthian Ekklesia and said something that is critical in our understanding (this is my expansion from the Greek):

II Corinthians 10:3-5 (RAC Translation & Amplification): For though we live, deport and comport ourselves by that which we see, hear, taste, smell and touch, we do not contend with, war after and execute military strategies [against Satan] by that which we see and hear, know intellectually, or have opinions of: For the weapons and instruments of our war and executed actions [against Satan] do not have their origins and [weak, impotent] operation in natural flesh and human abilities, but they are skillful, potent and powerful – like dynamite – through God to the demolition and extinction of all fortified and guarded places of opinions in opposition, Bringing down violently and demolishing (to total extinction) all mental reasonings and thought processes, and every mental barrier or arrogant and self-elevated attitude that justifies itself in opposition to the knowledge of God; bringing into captivity and making a prisoner every perception of the intellect and every mental purpose or determination to the compliance and submission of Christ and His anointing [in the same way that He complied with the will and desire of the Father];

“Bringing into captivity every thought” means bringing under discipline every single place where the Enemy attempts to define us by our previous mistakes, our hurts and offenses. We're talking about another area of healing here, folks! This is healing which we can partake of on a daily basis as we sit, eat and drink at the Table of the Lord, breaking the Bread of Life and drinking from the Cup of Covenant -- the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus!

And we will continue on!

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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 22
March 21, 2014

To all of those who have been praying for Della during the past few days,
let me say a very big THANK YOU! Not being familiar with migraine
headaches, we didn't know until today that's what she was dealing with.
Three times during the past couple of days, George has prayed with us for
Della's healing, and three times she has experienced an immediate cessation
of the stabbing pains. This morning our daughter-in-law, Michelle, (we have
a house-full of family this weekend) told Della that what she was
experiencing was migraine headaches. George Robinson has had remarkable
success in praying for folks with migraines -- especially once they have
been properly identified as such -- and having that knowledge allowed George
to pray one more time, this time identifying and declaring an end to
migraines for Della. From the evidence thus far, I will say that Della has
experienced complete relief. The pain has ceased and the dizziness she was
experiencing has gone.

All I can say is, Whewww!! The last couple of nights -- and last night
especially -- Della has been kept awake with these unbelievable stabbing
pains that have caused her whole body to jerk. In the wee hours of the
morning, this morning, I prayed over her in the spirit for the better part
of an hour until she was able to finally go to sleep. It has been constant
warfare. There is a real key in our understanding here. Once you've
identified the offending spirit of infirmity -- in this case, migraine
headaches -- you can exercise the authority we have because of the name (the
onoma, the very character, makeup and essence) of Jesus, and the fact that
"migraine" is a name that is subject to the name of Jesus. It MUST bow and
yield!

Are you ready to be challenged today? Are you ready to take a trip out of
time and into eternity to see what Jesus has done and is doing in us, to us
and through us?

Philippians 2:5-.11 (RAC Translation): Be like Jesus, The Anointed One, and
be in His anointing with His mindset, Who, though He existed in the form of
God and continuing in that form, did not regard equality with God as a thing
to be grasped or hung onto, but [temporarily] emptied Himself of His
God-status and co-equality with the Father, becoming [instead] as a
servant, taking on the nature, essence and mortality of ordinary man. And
being seen as an ordinary man, He abased Himself and submitted Himself to
death itself, particularly the kind of death which came by being hung on a
cross.

Therefore God the Father has exalted Him to the highest position and granted
Him that name rank, authority, power, title, position, character and
essence which is above and beyond every name rank, authority, title,
position, character and essence (i.e., Yowd He Vav He Yeshua, Ha-Mashiach),
that at [the very utterance, the very sound, the very essence of] the name
of [YHVHYH] Jesus, every knee should, must and will bow of beings in heaven,
on earth, and under the earth [in Hades, the region of departed sinful
spirits]; and that every tongue, utterance and language shall confess,
acknowledge and agree fully that Jesus Christ is Lord, Supreme in Authority,
to the honor, praise, dignity, worship and glory of God the Father.

The picture of what Jesus accomplished at the Cross takes on a more personal
aspect when we see the following:

Ephesians 1:16-23 (NASB): [I] do not cease giving thanks for you, while
making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in
the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened,
so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches
of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing
greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with
the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ,
when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the
heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to
come. And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as
head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him
who fills all in all.

Then Paul continues to amplify this picture when he writes:

Ephesians 2:5b-7 (Amplified Version): He [the Father] gave us the very life
of Christ Himself, the same new life with which He quickened Him. (For it is
by grace by His favor and mercy which you did not deserve that you are
saved (delivered from judgment and made partakers of Christs salvation).
And He raised us up together with Him and made us sit down together giving
us joint seating with Him in the heavenly sphere [by virtue of our being]
in Christ Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One.

He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the
immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited
favor) in kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.

Are you seeing what Jesus has done? Are you seeing the impact of His Name?
Are you seeing and understanding that He has invested all of Himself IN
US?

This is NOT about us: this is about Him!

What Jesus has done is to invest Himself in us in order that He can receive
His full inheritance. Furthermore, He has designed this process so that we
become joint-heirs with Him.

The inheritance He has in us is designed to restore the Eden Blessing to its
original state. For the sake of review, look back at the original Blessing
in the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 1:28-29 (Amplified Version): And God bless them, and said to them,
Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it [with all its vast
resources]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the
air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. And God
said, See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of
all the land, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for
food.

The curse that came upon the earth with Adams disobedience forced hard
toil, sweat and painful labor in order to just have enough to survive.

The curse forced man in his non-blessed state to lose his place of
fruitfulness, ability to multiply supernaturally and greatly slowed his
ability to fill the earth. The concept of subduing the earth and all
its vast resources became a labor of agony and sweat. Man has yet even
today to even begin to subdue the earth and take advantage of all its
resources.

Lets consider something else here: WHY WAS THE EARTH CREATED IN THE FIRST
PLACE?

We know that God created it, that He has the ultimate title to it, that its
very existence depends on Him; that all its resources are His to use and
dispense as He sees fit. But He didnt just create the earth to have some
toy to play with.

The earth (and all that is therein) was created as a kind of laboratory in
and for which a species of being man would be created who would be just
like God. In order, however, for that species to become a counterpart and
family to God, he must:

(1) learn to rule like God;

(2) develop the ability to overcome every conceivable obstacle pitted
against him;

(3) contend with and overcome Gods enemy Satan;

(4) learn what it means to subdue a planet and the forces that make it
what it is;

(5) learn dominion through the ruling over and controlling every other kind
of living being not of mans species;

(6) learn what Gods agape love is and how to flow in it;

(7) learn to operate in Gods faith and live by it; 

(8) become a species of being that lives by giving instead of taking or
receiving as lesser species do.

(9) develop Gods character, personality and integrity; and

(10) become a fellowship-oriented being who understands that fellowship
with God means having all things in common and sharing all that he is with
God without drawing back, without restraint of any kind, and without
compromise.

God created the world as a place He could entrust to man for the purpose of
re-creating Heaven. Thus, David wrote:

Psalm 115:16 (Amplified Version): The heavens are the Lords heavens, but
the earth has He given to the children of men.

David understood the concept of Eden. He saw by revelation from Holy Spirit
the Blessing given to Adam and Eve and perceived that the essence of the
Blessing of Abraham was encapsulated in the Eden Blessing.

Hence, David wrote:

Psalm 112:1-10 (NASB): Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears
the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. 

(1) His descendants will be mighty on earth; 

(2) The generation (Hebrew: dore: posterity) of the upright will be blessed.

(3) Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures
forever. 

(4) Light (Hebrew: 'or: illumination, revelation) arises in the darkness for
the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous.

(5) It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his
cause in judgment.

(6) For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.

(7) He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the
LORD.

(8) His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction
on his adversaries.

(9) He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His
horn will be exalted in honor.

(10) The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt
away; The desire of the wicked will perish.

The Eden Blessing literally came by the breath of God. He breathed Himself
into Adam. In that breath was the very essence of His being, His character,
His makeup. It is the same breath we know today as the Spirit of God. The
Hebrew word, naphach, (akin to ruach Spirit) means: to kindle, to ignite
[life], to blow with force. This is that same force behind the Word. Lets
put it in proper context.

Hebrews 1:2-3 (Amplified Version): In the last of these days He has spoken
unto us [in the person of] His Son, whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner
of all things, also by and through He created the worlds and the reaches
of space, and the ages of time [that is] He made, produced, built,
operated and arranged them in order.

He is the sole expression of the glory of God the Light-being, the
out-raying of the Divine and He is the perfect imprint and very image of
[Gods] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the
universe by His mighty Word of [His] Power, when He had by offering Himself
accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the
right hand of the Divine Majesty on high.

Youll notice that Paul doesnt say that He upholds all things by the power
of His Word. Of course there is power in the Word of God, but there is a
force behind the Word that transcends anything we can relate to in
contemporary society.

The statement is phrased that He [Jesus] upholds, maintains, guides and
propels the universe by the mighty Word of [His] Power.

That power is the igniting and energizing force that came forth when God
breathed His Life into Adam. Are you seeing it? Are you understanding what
happened?

I was recently viewing a series of photographs taken by Robert Beulteman.
He wondered what would happen if he exposed plants and flowers to a high
energy force (80,000 volts), along with laser (amplified light) light fed
through fiber-optics. The photos showed both light and sound being emitted
by the plants and flowers. Some of the flowers exhibit a much greater light
than others, and some produce a greater amount of sound. The darker blue
signature in the plants and flowers was sound being emitted. There is an
aura of white, gaseous light that surrounds each of the leaves or
flower-petals.

Seeing this scientific experiment brought back for me my own experience of
being transported into the Garden of Eden by the Spirit; seeing the pristine
beauty and hearing the phenomenal sounds in the Garden was unlike anything
we see and hear today. The colors were vibrant and the sounds in the Garden
were both harmonic and harmonious. It was fascinating to hear the birds
singing, chirping, and cooing in melodic harmony.

Comparing that experience to what we see today gives a stark contrast
between what God originally planted for Adam and Eve (and what He expected
them to continue producing) and what happened when disobedience to the Word
created such chaos and death. Mankind was not the only species affected by
sin: the entire creation was contaminated birds, animals, fish, plants,
trees, flowers, etc., you name it! The world was never created to sustain
an environment of sin.

Experiments have been conducted with plants and flowers (and animals too,
for that matter) to see how they respond to certain music, certain sounds
and certain people. Scientists and researchers have found that people with
a violent nature will cause a measurable negative reaction in plants or
animals just by their very presence.

The same applies with sounds music, for example. Music generated by the
Holy Spirit causes them to become more productive, more beautiful, larger
and more prosperous. Music which has a negative, metallic or harsh sound
causes plants to wilt and die without ever growing to become what their DNA
designs them to be.

Lets get back to something that Jesus said.

John 6:53-58 (NASB): So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no
life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal
life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food,
and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood
abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live
because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and
died; he who eats this bread will live forever.

Ever wonder why Jesus would make such a statement? Why would He say,
Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no
life in yourselves?

Jesus knew that death came upon the human race because of what Adam and Eve
ate. They ate of the wrong table. In fact, they ate of a table at which
God had specifically forbidden them to eat because He knew that it would
bring death and destruction. In fact, it did bring death and destruction.
It brought a curse upon the human race. Not only did mankind receive death,
sickness and disease, hard toil and labor just to eke out a living came with
it.

A curse is nothing more and nothing less than a blessing going backwards.
It is a blessing in reverse. Where the Eden Blessing originally brought
eternal life (Adam and Eve were never designed to die), strength, health,
wholeness, and a boundless, endless supply of all they could ever imagine
having need of not to mention supernatural revelation which enabled them
to create any tools or equipment for which they might have need partaking
of the Table of Demons (see I Corinthians 10:21) brought sickness,
disease, infirmity, death and the necessity of working for a living.

More than that, it brought about a severe case of ignorance. Eating of the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil did exactly the opposite of what the
Serpent promised. It cut Adam and Eve off from the personal presence of the
Lord, and in the process cut them off from the supernatural revelation
knowledge they had enjoyed with Him. The very first evidence of this is
seen in Cains ignorant and ridiculous attempt to offer up the residue of
his crop harvests as an offering to the Lord. It was neither received as
an offering, nor did it engender any blessing from the Lord.

For order to come out of the chaos and death that ruled on this planet,
Jesus had to provide a hitherto restricted Table to the human race but
more specifically, to those who would come back into communion and
fellowship with God through Him. He, therefore, set His Table before us 
a Table spread with a feast: His presence, His flesh which was the Bread of
Life, His Word (that same Word, by the way, that commanded the Blessing in
Eden and subsequently was restored to Abraham) and the Cup of Blessing (I
Corinthians 10:16) which was a phenomenal picture of His life.

Remember how Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king? The cupbearer tasted first
of the wine to ensure that no death was in it.

Jesus literally became our cupbearer so that we could drink of His eternal
life. He tasted first of death and in the process kept our appointment with
death so that we could have His life and the Eden Blessing restored!

The Eden Blessing was lost with Adam and Eve. It was partially restored
with Noah, passed on to Shem, amplified and finally conveyed by Shem in his
role as Melchizedek to Abraham. Abraham never lost the Blessing, but the
disobedience of his seed caused its temporary loss in Israel. Jesus
restored the blessing by taking the curse or rather by becoming the curse.

He was hung on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In so doing
access was restored to the Tree of Life.

Jesus knew that we would need to eat of Him and eat and drink of His Table
on a regular and consistent basis in order to re-program our minds and our
spirits with His mindset and His Truth.

Thus the apostle Paul wrote, As often as you eat this bread and drink this
cup, you do show the Lords death till He come.

And still, there is more to come!

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Another Coffee Break:

Aphiémi Healing, Part 21

March 14, 2014

Over the past few weeks I've talked about a retired trial attorney by the
name of Jim Christianson who flew here from Alaska, and to whom our
fellowship has ministered healing. Jim's healing has yet to be completed in
some areas, but this past Sunday he requested healing over tremors he has
experienced since the event when he was crushed in a grain elevator many
years ago. The fellowship gathered around Jim on Sunday afternoon, and we
saw an immediate cessation of the tremors. I had breakfast with Jim on
Monday morning and the first thing he did when I walked in was to stretch
out his hands. They were rock steady. It was a real "Praise the Lord"
moment! And still there is more to come!

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shortly thereafter.

For us as believers, the Blessing of Abraham has an extraordinary genesis.
It begins in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer with His unmatched
sacrifice for us on the Cross. Weve looked at the name of God in past
discussions (and I will review that again before we get too far along in
this series) Yowd He Vav He and the intricate and astounding picture
encompassed in His Name. Now we need to see how that applies to the
Blessing of Abraham under the New Covenant.

Jesus is both Pattern and Redeemer and Restorer of the Blessing. The
apostle Paul describes for us how this took place.

Philippians 2:5-.11: Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ
Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be
equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a
bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in
appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of
death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted
Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and
of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus
Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Here is my own translation and amplification from the Greek text:

Philippians 2:5-.11 (RAC Translation): Be like Jesus, The Anointed One, and
be in His anointing with His mindset, Who, though He existed in the form of
God and continuing in that form, did not regard equality with God as a thing
to be grasped, but [temporarily] emptied Himself of His God-status and
co-equality with the Father, becoming [instead] as a servant, taking on the
nature, essence and mortality of ordinary man. And being seen as an
ordinary man, He abased Himself and submitted Himself to death itself,
particularly the kind of death which came by being hung on a cross.
Therefore God the Father has exalted Him to the highest position and granted
Him that name rank, authority, power, title, position, character and
essence which is above and beyond every name rank, authority, title,
position, character and essence (i.e., Yowd He Vav He Yeshua, Ha-Mashiach),
that at [the very utterance of] the name of [YHVHYHM] Jesus, every knee
should, must and will bow of beings in heaven, on earth, and under the earth
[in Hades, the region of departed sinful spirits]; and that every tongue,
utterance and language shall confess, acknowledge and agree fully that Jesus
Christ is Lord, Supreme in Authority, to the honor, praise, dignity, worship
and glory of God the Father.

Thats a mouthful, I know, but you get the picture. But lets fill out this
picture with one more thing Paul wrote.

Galatians 3:5-14 (NASB): Just as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted
to him for righteousness. Therefore know that only those who are of faith
are sons of Abraham. And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify
the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying,
In you all the nations shall be blessed. So then those who are of faith
are blessed with believing Abraham.

For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is
written, Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are
written in the book of the law, to do them. But that no one is justified
by the law in the sight of God is evident, for the just shall live by
faith. Yet the law is not of faith, but the man who does them shall live
by them.

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for
us (for it is written, Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree), that the
blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we
might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

By now, youre seeing it, Im sure. Cursed is everyone who hangs on a
tree. Jesus became that curse in order to cancel it. He willingly chose
to go to the Cross because his very death on the Cross would be the
cancellation of the curse AND the restoration of the Blessing.

Jesus was the ONLY one who could restore the Blessing of Abraham. Consider
again what Paul wrote to the Ekklesia in Philippi.

Though He existed in the form of God and continuing in that form..He
emptied Himself of His God-status and co-equality with the Father... taking
on the nature, essence and mortality of ordinary man...and submitted Himself
to death itself, particularly the kind of death which came by being hung on
a cross.

Why would He do that? Because His objective was to restore the availability
of the Blessing of Abraham. By His restoration of the Blessing of Abraham,
Jesus gained for Himself a people whose lives would exhibit His very nature
Love, Blessing, Abundance, Riches, His Faith, His Character, His
Personality.

Jesus gained for us that is to say, He gained for those people who would
live by His faith ALL of the attributes of the Blessing outlined as Moses
rehearsed the Blessing before Israel as he was about to depart and leave the
nation under Joshuas leadership.

We need to review all that the Blessing of Abraham means to those who are
(1) obedient to EVERY Word that the Lord gives to them by His Spirit, and
(2) walk in and by His faith.

Those are the two essential ingredients to receiving and walking in the
Blessing: Obedience and Faith. Without them, the Blessing of Abraham simply
waits on the sidelines for the trigger mechanism which releases it. Paul
describes Jesus as obedient to the point of death, even the death of the
Cross.

Jesus Himself said,

John 6:38: "For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me.

John 7:16b: My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

John 8:38: I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that
which ye have seen with your father.

John 12:49-50: For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent
me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak
therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

Over and over and over again, Jesus makes clear that He is ONLY doing what
the Father commands. He is obedient to the finest detail of God the
Fathers hearts desire. As the picture of obedience, Jesus was and is
therefore qualified to be THE restorer of the Blessing of Abraham.

When it comes to the subject of faith as a part of the equation, Jesus
likewise makes clear that the faith He demonstrates is Gods faith. It is
His Faith as well because He and the Father are One.

Mark 11:22: And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.

We can better render this from the Greek text, Have Gods faith, or Have the
God-kind of faith.

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

See the connection? Faith originates in the Word the rhema which comes
out of the mouth of God. His Word generates His faith in us.

There you have it: the two essential ingredients which precede the receiving
of the Blessing of Abraham: Obedience and Faith. Now, lets take a look at
all that the Blessing of Abraham produces for those who are obedient and
walk by faith. Deuteronomy 28 spells out in great detail all of the
elements of the Blessing of Abraham. And, of course, Moses begins his
recitation of the Blessing with the principal requirement:

Deuteronomy 28:1-14: And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken
diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his
commandments which I command thee this day, that (1) the LORD thy God will
set thee on high above all nations of the earth: And all these blessings
shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice
of the LORD thy God.

To hearken is to listen and obey. If we listen to the voice of the Lord,
faith for obedience will follow.

(2) Blessed shalt thou be in the city.

(3) Blessed shalt thou be in the field.

(4) Blessed shall be the fruit (offspring) of thy body.

(5) Blessed shall be the fruit of thy ground.

(6) Blessed shall be the fruit of thy cattle.

(7) Blessed shall be the increase of thy kine.

(8) Blessed shall be the flocks of thy sheep.

(9) Blessed shall be thy basket.

(10) Blessed shall be thy store.

(11) Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in.

(12) Blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

(13) The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be
smitten before thy face.

(14) They shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven
ways.

(15) The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses.

(16) The LORD shall command the blessing in all that thou settest thine hand
unto.

(17) He shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

(18) The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath
sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God,
and walk in his ways.

(19) All people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of
the LORD.

(20) And they shall be afraid of thee.

(21) The LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods.

(22) The LORD shall make thee plenteous in the fruit of thy body.

(23) The LORD shall make thee plenteous in the fruit of thy cattle.

(24) The LORD shall make thee plenteous in the fruit of thy ground, in the
land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

(25) The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure.

(26) The LORD shall open unto thee the heaven to give the rain unto thy land
in his season.

(27) The LORD shall bless all the work of thine hand.

(28) Thou shalt lend unto many nations.

(29) Thou shalt not [have to] borrow.

(30) The LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail.

(31) Thou shalt be above only.

(32) Thou shalt not be beneath…..if that thou hearken unto the commandments
of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do
them.

(33) Thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this
day...to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve
them.

There you go! 33 Commandments of Blessing with the absolute requirement
of obeying the rhema Word which proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. This
is the promise God has made to the seed of Abraham.

Does God keep His Word?

Can we expect to have all these parts of the Blessing of Abraham in our
lives? Can we trust God, believe that He loves us and believe that He
desires to bless us more than we desire the Blessing?

The answer is: Absolutely!

Consider for a minute a picture that we see in the life of Abrahams son,
Isaac.

Genesis 26:1-5, 12-13: And there was a famine in the land, beside the first
famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king
of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go
not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn
in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee,
and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the
oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to
multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these
countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments,
my statutes, and my laws.

Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold:
and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and
grew until he became very great: For he had possession of flocks, and
possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied
him.

See the picture of obedience? Do you see the ridiculous and impossible
circumstances that prevailed?

Just as the Lord had appeared to Abraham, He now appears to Isaac. Despite
the fact that a famine has hit the land, water is nowhere to be found, crops
are drying up, food is scarce, and people are starving, the Lord says to
Isaac, Dont go down into Egypt like your father did during the famine that
hit the region when he first was here. I know there is plenty in Egypt
right now, and it would be your natural instinct to go there. Dont do
that. Stay and dwell here in the land. Live here. Occupy this land no
matter what the current circumstances are. Remember the oath I swore to
your father? I will perform that oath precisely as promised. I will
multiply you. I will multiply your seed. I will give unto your seed ALL
these countries. Stay here! Dont go anywhere!

And thats exactly what Isaac did. It wasnt logical in terms of human
reasoning but then Gods Word, His rhema, often collides with logic.

So Isaac sowed in the land in the midst of famine! And the land began to
produce supernaturally. No, it hadnt suddenly started raining where Isaac
sowed. God caused the dew of Heaven to provide enough moisture for the
crops to grow. And, brother, did they ever grow. Under any ordinary
circumstances, when a farmer plants a field, he can expect a return of
perhaps 50%, depending on the quality of the seed being planted. A 50%
yield on a field would mean a great return and a wonderful harvest.

Isaac saw the seed he planted literally multiply. He didnt get a 50%
yield. If he planted 10 acres of corn seed, he harvested a thousand acres
of corn. If he planted a hundred acres of wheat, he harvested ten thousand
acres.

Are you beginning to get the picture? Are you seeing the Blessing of the
Lord upon him?

Now you can understand why the Scripture tells us, and the Philistines
envied him.

That is precisely what God was wanting to happen! His hearts desire is
that the world see a people who live in His Blessing. It causes them to
seek after Him.

More to come!

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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 20
March 7, 2014

If you have not yet joined us in our Monday-Wednesday-Friday healing prayer
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Thanks to all those who joined us by telephone for our gathering this past
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Let's take a bit of a different direction today in this continuing
discussion. Our understanding of the Blessing of Abraham takes on a whole
new dimension once we begin to watch it unfold in Abrahams life. There is
a direct bearing on the picture of this blessing to the Table of the Lord
and the healing available to us. Lets revisit Gods promise to Abraham
from the beginning.

Genesis 12:1-3: Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy
country, and from thy kindred, and from thy fathers house, unto a land that
I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless
thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will
bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee
shall all families of the earth be blessed.

Once we begin to look at the word bless and its counterpart blessing in
the Hebrew, a whole new realm of understanding begins to unfold.

The Hebrew word, barak, is where we derive bless. This word consists of
only three letters, Beth, Reysh, and Kaph. The syllable a is added for
the sake of pronunciation.

Beth has a host of meanings and a huge picture from which we can easily draw
the beginning place of bless.

· House, Household, City, Place

· Origins, Fountain, Material from which anything is drawn, made or comes
forth

· Belonging to

· Place from which determinations are made, limits are set, boundaries are
established

· The Presence of

· Denotes Motion to a place

· In the Manner of

· Price, Reward, Exchange

· Having Regard for, or Respect

· Accompaniment, Going With

· An Instrument or Agent of

The second Hebrew letter, Reysh, contains the following pictures:

· The Scepter (this Hebrew letter was considered to be a picture or literal
figure of a rulers scepter.)

· The Head

· To Emit Rays, or Radiance

· To Exercise Dominion or Rule

· To Subdue

· To Stand Proudly

The Third Hebrew letter, Kaph, finishes out this picture of bless, making
abundantly clear just what God originally commanded upon Adam, then Noah,
then Shem, and now Abraham:

· Signifies a Wing

· Also draws a picture of The Hollow of Ones Hand

· To Spring From

· Having Great Strength

· To Be Great

· Having indefinite (or incalculable) numerical qualities (e.g., To Multiply
beyond ones capacity to number)

· To Resemble (in the sense of Magnify, or 

· To Show as Larger

· According to, In the Manner of

· Having the Likeness of (e.g., see Nehemiah 7:2)

The Hebrew word for blessing simply adds a fourth letter, He (hay),
which is the second and fourth letters of Gods name: Yowd, He, Vav, He.

Rabbinical scholars believe that the sound of this letter, He, is what God
breathed at the beginning of Creation when He first decreed, Light BE.

The letter, He, therefore connotes the following:

· It is first and foremost a picture or representation of A Window: hence,
a Window by which one Beholds or Sees Manifestation (See Malachi 3:10)

· A Breathing [Out]

· Demonstrative Power

· A Declaration of Life

· An Answer of Completion

· A Challenge to Non-Existence

· THE Master

· A Call Forth

· An Interrogative Which Demands an Answer

· Beckoning

· A Summons

· Numerically, He has the value of 5; hence Grace

Now youre beginning to see both Barak and Berakah from Gods
perspective.

Barak is to bless. It is the decree, the declarative Word that came forth
from the mouth of God.

Berakah is the end result of what God commanded. It is the Blessing; and
the addition of the second and fourth letters of Gods name become the
proof, the manifestation that the source of the Blessing is God Himself.

The Hebrew language has an interesting character to it in that when you
finish a word with the letter He it adds the linguistic feminine
denominative to it, meaning: to be fruitful, to multiply, to reproduce.

Are you now beginning to see what it means when God says, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion?.?

The very word Bless contains all these elements. The Blessing is the
proof that God is the source, the energizer, the force which empowers all
these elements of His command decree.

Now, lets take another look at how this unfolds in Abrahams life.

Remember how he began life with the shortened Abram? There was no He in
his name. Hence, Abram was simply Exalted Father: a title without any
teeth or authority or empowerment to become that exalted father. Not
until God made His Covenant with him did the proof of Gods Blessing have
evidence or manifestation that others could see.

The apostle Paul writes of Abraham like this:

Romans 4:17-22: (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many
nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead,
and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope
believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according
to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith,
he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years
old, neither yet the deadness of Sarahs womb: He staggered not at the
promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to
God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also
to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

Now, watch the Blessing unfold in sequence in Abrahams life.

(1) The Blessing manifestation begins with a demonstration of extreme
wealth.

Genesis 13:1-2: And Abram went up out of Egypt, he, and his wife, and all
that he had, and Lot with him, into the south. And Abram was very rich in
cattle, in silver, and in gold.

(2) The Blessing manifestation now becomes visible in the miraculous might
and power demonstrated in Abrahams great military victory of the most
powerful kings in the earth.

Genesis 14:14-17, 18-20: And when Abram heard that his brother was taken
captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, three hundred
and eighteen, and pursued them unto Dan. And he divided himself against
them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto
Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus. And he brought back all the
goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women
also, and the people.

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the
priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram
of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: And blessed be the most
high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him
tithes of all.

(3) The Blessing enlarges with the promise of children, and the inheritance
of land and territories belonging to Gods enemies.

Genesis 15:1-6, 18-21: After these things the word of the LORD came unto
Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy
exceeding great reward.

And Abram said, Lord GOD, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and
the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold,
to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.
And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be
thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be
thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward
heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto
him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to
him for righteousness.

In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed
have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the
river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And
the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and
the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

(4) The Blessing now takes on the character and nature of an everlasting
covenant.

Genesis 17:1-8, 19-21: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the
LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk
before me, and be thou perfect. And I will make my covenant between me and
thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. And Abram fell on his face: and
God talked with him, saying,

As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of
many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name
shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I will
make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings
shall come out of thee.

And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee
in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and
to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after
thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an
everlasting possession; and I will be their God. And God said unto Abraham,
Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in
their generations.

And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt
call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an
everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. And as for Ishmael, I
have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and
will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will
make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which
Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

(5) The Blessing gets put to the test. As Abraham passes the test he now
receives the promise and enlarged covenant that his generations will
multiply as the sand of the sea and the stars of the sky. With this
expanded covenant, God now makes clear that the promised Messiah, the
Redeemer, the Deliverer will come forth of Abrahams seed.

This is the fifth promise and evidence of the Blessing, and it is the proof
of Grace that fifth element inherent in the name of God in the Blessing.

Genesis 22:1-8, 13-18: And it came to pass after these things, that God did
tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and
get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering
upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two
of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the
burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told
him. Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place
afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass;
and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his
son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of
them together. And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father:
and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood:
but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? And Abraham said, My son, God
will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them
together.

And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram
caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and
offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham
called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In
the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done
this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing
I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars
of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed
shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations
of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. 

The Blessing and the Covenant of Blessing was not one-sided; it had a
two-fold requirement upon the recipient. Abraham never thought of it as a
requirement until God actually spelled out for him what he had already
demonstrated:

(1) Absolute Obedience, and 

(2) Keeping the Covenant with a visible sign that every recipient and heir
of the Covenant Blessing must have upon himself.

This sign would be an embarrassment since it would be upon the reproductive
part of his body, and something which he could not visibly display under
normal circumstances: circumcision.

Return to Genesis 17:10-14: This is my covenant, which ye shall keep,
between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall
be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it
shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. And he that is eight
days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your
generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any
stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he
that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant
shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. And the uncircumcised
man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be
cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.

The non-keeping of this sign of circumcision would separate any would-be
heir from the Covenant and block the Blessing in his life.

Next week well explore this sign of circumcision as it applies to us as
believers in Jesus Christ and joint-heirs with Him of The Blessing of
Abraham, and show you the relationship to the Table of the Lord and the
healing that is available to us.

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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 19

February 28, 2014

A couple of quick notes before we get started today. Last week I opened up
by talking about our Sunday gatherings being available by telephone
conference call. Because I neglected to mention the beginning time of the
call, it created a lot of confusion and many folks called in to find nothing
available. To top it off, we had phone issues which interfered with the
process and those who did listen in were treated to a fairly distorted call
with very poor audio. Those issues have been resolved, and if you would
like to participate with us this Sunday (or on future Sundays) we trust you
will be able to listen to very clear and clean audio.

To repeat what I said last week, we gather from house to house on Sundays,
meeting in a different home each Sunday reaching from Prosser to Ellensburg.
The spiritual dynamic in the home setting far transcends anything you'll
ever get in a traditional "church" setting. That said, the number to call
(should you like to join us) is (559) 726-1300, and the access code is:
308640#. We are usually "live" on the conference call by 12:30 PM Pacific
(3:30 PM Eastern) or very shortly thereafter.

A couple weeks ago we began paving the way for a discussion on the Table of
the Lord as a picture of multiplication, and that picture has many facets.
Today, let's begin by going back to the beginning of the Blessing of the
Lord, and the way it first appeared in the Garden.

Genesis 1:28-30: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful,
and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth.

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of
a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the
earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon
the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:
and it was so.

The Blessing that God pronounced upon Adam didnt end with dominion; it
incorporated total provision for Adam AND total provision for everything
under Adams care and dominion. We need this revelation in order to
properly understand just what God was declaring and decreeing for Adam.

The original Blessing including the following:

1. To be fruitful (parah) to increase and increase and increase. The
framework of this word is that there is no end in sight in other words, no
death.

2. To multiply (rabah) this is Gods concept for multiplication having
authority over the entire domain where multiplication takes place; to abound
beyond ones capacity to store up; to excel in every area.

3. To replenish (malé) to fill up, to furnish, to restore to a place of
total satisfaction and completeness.

4. To subdue (kabash) to conquer, to subjugate, to tread down, to bring
under firm control.

5. To have dominion (radah) to prevail against, to rule over, to take
possession of.

6. To have every provision for food and for life.

7. To have not only provision for the now but for the future in the form
of seed for planting.

Notice what happens to the Blessing, however, when Adam and Eve sin and are
cast out of the Garden. It vanishes. Virtually every part of the Blessing
is reversed.

But watch how the promise of God specifically to Eve provides not only the
hope but the actual expectation of the return of the Blessing. Her seed
will crush the head of the serpent!

Genesis 3:14-19: And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast
done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the
field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of
thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy
seed and her seed; it shall bruise (shuph overwhelm, cover [figuratively,
to grind]) thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy
conception; 1) in sorrow (etseb painful toil) thou shalt bring forth
children; and 2) thy desire (teshuqah stretching out after, longing for)
shall be to thy husband, and 3) he shall rule (mashal govern, have power
over) over thee.

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy
wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou
shalt not eat of it: 4) cursed (arar to execrate; this is reverse of the
blessing) is the ground for thy sake; 5) in sorrow (itstsabon pain,
worrisome toil, to carve or fabricate with hard labor) shalt thou eat of it
all the days of thy life; 7) Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth
to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 8) In the sweat of thy
face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it
wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and 9) unto dust shalt thou return.

Are you seeing it?

The first thing to happen for Eve was the loss of ease in bringing forth
children. What was up to that time easy and painless now became
laborious and painful.

Eve also lost her position of co-equality and partnership with her husband.
Now he would be her ruler, and she would answer to him in everything. For
Adam, because he didnt cover his wife, immediately reject the fruit of the
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and ask God to forgive her, he lost his
dominion over the earth. It became cursed under him, bringing thorns and
thistles (weeds) became a plague to his efforts to plant and bring forth a
harvest.

The earth would still bring forth; seed would still be there, and life would
still be in the fruit of the tree and the grain harvested, but in order to
see that harvest, Adam would now have to work the ground in hard labor. No
more would the trees which came forth of the Tree of Life be the primary
source of his sustenance: now he would have to plant fields and eat the herb
of the field in order to sustain life.

This was the condition of the earth, therefore, for some 1500+ years until
Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord. Noahs secret in seeing the
blessing of the Lord restored to him came because of his obedience IN
EVERYTHING God commanded!

Genesis 6:22: Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so
did he.

Notice, now, the very next thing that Noah does and how the Lord responds
because of Noahs act.

Genesis 8:20-22: And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every
clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the
altar. And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart,
I will not again curse the ground any more for mans sake; for the
imagination of mans heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again
smite any more everything living, as I have done. While the earth
remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter,
and day and night shall not cease.

Noahs first act after leaving the Ark was to worship the Lord, to build an
altar to the Lord and to offer up as burnt offerings one of every clean
beast and every clean bird. And because Noah was obedient in every respect
to the Word of the Lord to him, we are told the following:

Genesis 9:1-3: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and
the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl
of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of
the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth
shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Now God is going to take this a step farther with Noah. Not only has the
blessing been restored, now God makes a covenant with Noah.

Genesis 9:8-11: And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,
And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after
you; And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the
cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of
the ark, to every beast of the earth. And I will establish my covenant with
you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood;
neither shall there anymore be a flood to destroy the earth.

So Noah and his three sons, Shem, Ham & Japheth, all become recipients of
Gods Blessing and Covenant and the Blessing is restored in the earth.

But something happens to bring the curse back. As the years go by, Noah
plants a vineyard and begins to produce wine. One night he drinks far too
much wine and gets himself drunk.

Ham, the middle of the three sons, walks into his fathers tent and finds
him uncovered. He, unfortunately, had been contaminated by the some of the
same sin that brought the wrath of God upon the human race and caused its
total destruction. Ham commits a homosexual act upon his father, taking
advantage of his fathers drunken state and inability to resist Hams act,
and then comes out of the tent and (the Hebrew word used in the Genesis 9:22
text is: nagad: to boldly declare, to brag, to expose, to announce or
rehearse with praise) brags to Shem and Japheth what he has done.

Shem takes the lead, and with Japheth immediately takes a cloak and
walking backwards into the tent goes and covers their father. Verse 24
tells us that Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his son had done unto
him.

Now a curse is going to return into the earth.

Because God had specifically pronounced the Blessing upon Ham, Noah didnt
revoke that Blessing, but instead pronounced the curse upon Hams firstborn
son, Canaan.

Genesis 9:25: And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he
be unto his brethren.

But Noah takes it a step farther by pronouncing the same Blessing that he
had received of God upon Shem.

Genesis 9:26-27: And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan
shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the
tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.

Thus, Shem becomes the dominant Blessing in the earth. Canaan becomes a
slave to Shem and his descendants, Japheth lives in the dwellings and
dwelling-places established by Shem, and Canaan also becomes servant to
Japheth.

In the 1840s, British explorer and archaeologist Sir. John Gardner
Wilkinson was digging through some ruins of ancient cities in Canaan when he
discovered a clay tablet outlining some of Shems history. Though not
recounted in Scripture the writings on the tablet told how, following
Nimrods rebellion against God, Shem took a band of twelve men from the
citadel of Salem he had established and hunted Nimrod into Egypt where he
had fled following the Tower of Babel fiasco. (Ancient Egyptians, Vol 4, pp
330-332)

Shem killed Nimrod, cut his body into twelve pieces and sent a piece with
each of the men who had accompanied him to the kings or leaders of each of
the twelve nations inhabiting the region. With each piece of Nimrods body
came this message: Thus shall it be done to those who rise up against God.

The fear of Shem came upon the inhabitants of the land, and they began
thereafter to refer to Shem as MalkiyTsedeq: (the King of Righteousness) .
We know this title (it is not a name) better in its Anglicized form:
Melchizedek. He was characterized by the phrase, without beginning or end
of days because he pre-dated the Flood, and because he continued to live in
the land and exercise both authority and power until the year that Joseph
was 17 and sold into slavery in Egypt.

Meanwhile, Shems great-great- great (10 generations removed) grandson,
Abraham was called by God out of Ur of the Chaldees the first time at
either age 50 or age 55. [Note: If Abraham was first called at age 55, and
began to respond to God, he was given 120 years to live from that point in
his life.) (See Acts 7:2-4)

For some 300-plus years, the Blessing had been resident and manifested in
the earth in the person of Shem. We know from Genesis 9:1 and 26 that God
had blessed Noah and Shem; and that following the grace Shem showed in the
face of his brothers sin against Noah their father, Noah declared and
reinforced the Blessing upon Shem. It was not resident or manifest anywhere
else in the earth.

Following Abrams victory against the armies of the four most powerful kings
in the world of that era, as he returned from battle, Shem in the position
and Godly title of Melchizedek came out to meet him with the symbols of
Covenant: bread and wine.

Genesis 14:18-20: And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and
wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and
said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into
thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

God had promised to bless Abraham IF he would be obedient to the command of
the Lord (Genesis 12) and follow Him in the land where God led and showed
him. And God kept that promise beginning with the last person to receive
the blessing in the earth: Shem/Melchizedek.

Shem, acting as the priest of the Most High God in the title, rank and
office of Melchizedek, was the first person to actually speak the Blessing
over Abraham. The fact that he met Abraham with the symbols of Covenant
meant that Gods Covenant of Blessing was being established in him. Never
before had God made a covenant with a man of this nature. Yes, He had
covenanted with Noah never to again destroy the earth, but that was a wholly
different kind of covenant. This Covenant Blessing would be a Melchizedek
Blessing one to which the apostle Paul would later refer. (See Hebrews
6:20)

The Covenant with Abraham was to be one that would affect every part of his
life, and that of his children, grandchildren, and every generation to
follow FOR EVER! This Covenanted Blessing would essentially give to
Abraham all the benefits of Eden.

1. He would never lack for anything.

2. His household would prosper.

3. He would never suffer sickness or disease.

4. He would be fruitful.

5. He would multiply.

6. Nations would come forth of his loins.

7. He would have such dominion that other kings would request a covenant of
peace from him.

8. His enemies would be under his feet.

9. His name would become so great because of his relationship with God that
anyone who blessed him (or his seed) would be blessed by God.

10. By the same token, all who cursed him or rose up against him (or his
seed) would suffer the judgment of God.

Consider now, the character of this Blessing. It was so great that Paul
tells us the following:

Galatians 3:6-9, 13-14: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted
to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith,
the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God
would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto
Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be
of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

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: That the
blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we
might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

He reinforces this with his general letter to the Hebrews when he writes:

Galatians 3:6-9, 13-14: For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the
most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings,
and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being
by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem,
which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent,
having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the
Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

There's more -- a lot more -- to share on the Blessings of the Lord as a
part of the Table of the Lord, and we'll continue with this next week.

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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 16 February 6, 2014 
Good Morning! We have lots to talk about today, so let's get right to it! Romans 6:1-7 (NASB): What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin so that grace may increase? May it never be! How shall we who died to sin still live in it? Or do you not know th
at all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. (See also the Amplified Version) II Corinthians 5:21: For He hath made (poieo: appointed or committed) Him who knew no sin to be sin (hamartia: error, missing the mark, failing to receive the prize) for us, so that we might be made (ginomai: [re-]generated) the righteousness (dikaiosune: justification, made just, holy — like God): of God in Him. Della received a download — a revelation —of this picture a couple years ago in one of our early-morning times of prayer and intercession. She saw that when Jesus kept our appointment with death, He made it as though it had never been. The way she received it was “just as if it had never been” — hence, “justification.” See the picture? Our appointment with death ceased to exist. It was as though it never existed in the first place. The same is true of all the aspects of the curse that comes with death: sickn
ess, disease, infirmity, weakness, poverty, need of any kind; it was made as though it had never existed. Jesus canceled it out so totally and completely that it was as if it had never been. Have you ever noticed how Jesus only commanded the keeping of two statutes, customs or ordinances for us as believers? Both of them incorporate the end of death and the cancellation of our appointment with death. The first of the two commands comes in the observance of the Table of the Lord. I Corinthians 11:23-26 (NASB): For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was b
etrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. The second of the two commandments came after Jesus was crucified and had risen from the dead. This second of the two commandments had the force of the Throne of God backing it in terms of its demonstrative authority and power. Both Matthew and Mark record this command: Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all thin
gs whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 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 (pisteuo: exercises faith) and is baptized (baptizo: covered over, fully whelmed by water or fluid) shall be saved (sozo: saved, delivered, healed, protected, made to prosper, made whole and complete); but he that believeth not shall be damned (katakrino: judged, condemned and sentenced). Ever wonder what baptism is all about? Have you ever considered why Jesus would make such a command in the first place? Then consider what He said when He was preaching to Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews and a Pharisee. John 3:5-8: Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Remember what happened when the centurion pierced Jesus’ side while He was hanging on the Cross? Water and blood came forth from Him. Jesus’ last words before He died were, “It is finished!” And what was finished? Death. What was finished? A new birth was taking place: a bride was being birthed for the Lord Jesus Christ. But this birth was unlike any in history. In the realm of the flesh, a birth takes place in the midst of water and blood. Babies come forth out of the water or amniotic fluid that keeps them alive while they are still in the womb, and blood accompanies the birthing process. Jesus, however, made it clear that this new birth was NOT of water — not in the normal sense — nor of blood, even though His blood was shed in the process. A supernatural transformation — a regeneration — was taking place. This new birth was taking place in that realm which has authority and power over the flesh and the soul: the spirit. A dimensional change was occurring. Hence, Jesus said to Nicodemus, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.“ Because death only affects our flesh, because death has power over unredeemed flesh, a new kind of birth had to take place — one that had never before occurred in history.Think back to when Adam was created. He wasn’t born in the normal sense of the word. He was formed, molded and created by the Hand of God, but not until God breathed into him the breath of His Spirit did Adam become a living, breathing, speaking being. Adam was born, or rather began his existence, of and by the Spirit of God. Adam’s very breath was the Spirit of God. He existed by the Spirit. The Blessing operated in and through him by the Spirit. He ruled and had dominion over the earth (and all that was therein) by the Spirit. (See Psalm 115:16) When Adam missed the mark (hamartia) — the prize of God’s high calling in him — and ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he ingested HIV: the human immunodeficiency virus, which was inherent in the fruit of that tree. As we all know, there is no cure for HIV. Death is the permanent result. And that death is genetically passed on to every generation which follows. Let’s get back to the Table of the Lord. Why did Jesus command us to eat and drink of Him — and do it often? The apostle Paul was very clear in his explanation. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim (kataggelo: announce and demonstrate, promulgate) the Lord’s death until He comes. Now you’re beginning to get the picture. Jesus’ most earnest desire is that we promulgate, that we announce to the world the fact that He kept our appointment with death. We no longer have to suffer death, disease, sickness, infirmity, poverty, etc. But there’s more. It is important that we not only show the world our deliverance from death: we must also demonstrate to Satan, to principalities, to rulers of this world’s darkness, that we’ve been set free from the curse of death, that we’ve been freed from Satan’s dominion, that we’ve been restored the authority, the power and the dominion originally given to Adam in the Garden of Eden. Water baptism does just that. This ordinance — this statute —has enormous spiritual significance. This isn’t for the world’s sake, even though it is part of an outward show, a demonstration of a spiritual regeneration that has taken place. This is a “Hands Off!” declaration to Satan. This is the posting of a legal decree which clearly states we are no longer members of that class of human beings subject to the Law of Sin and Death. The old being which was subject to death and had the “knowledge virus” in our genes has been put to death. The appointment with death has been kept. The person who then comes up out of the water is raised from the dead by the Spirit of God. This newly-born individual is born again — both of water AND of the Spirit! Once again we have Paul’s description to the Romans: “all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death.“ Yessir! The appointment with death has been kept. And again Paul says, “as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.” The “new us” is no longer subject to the Law of Sin 
and Death. 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 “new us” is free from death, sickness, disease, infirmity, weakness, poverty, need, etc. Now we’re free to demonstrate Jesus! Jesus established a pattern for all believers when He was baptized in the River Jordan by John and a remarkable thing took place. We need to look at this event in context. Matthew 3:13-17: Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Up to this time, Jesus had been an ordinary man. Yes, He was the Son of God, and Yes, He was destined to bring deliverance from the curse, but He had not yet been empowered to do so by the Father. As far as the world was concerned, Jesus was just another man — a gifted man, One whose knowledge of the Scripture at age 12 had astounded the most learned among the priests, the Levites, the Pharisees, the Sadducees and scholars — but still seen as an ordinary man. Nothing exhibited in His life thus far could be quantified as “divine” or “supernatural.” For His ministry to begin, something extraordinary had to take place. There had to be a transition from “ordinary” to “naturally supernatural and supernaturally natural. Notice what happened when Jesus was baptized. 1. He transferred His citizenship to the Kingdom of Heaven.2. The H
oly Spirit appeared on the scene, settling as a dove on Jesus before all who witnessed this event.3. All Heaven was put on notice that Jesus was now THE SON OF GOD.4. The Father spoke out of Heaven and stated emphatically and unequivocally, “This is My Beloved Son!”5. As the SON OF GOD, He was now vested with the authority and power of The Father.6. The “man” Jesus had become the Messiah, the Christ, The “Anointed One.&
#8221;7. Baptism demonstrated before principalities and powers, before the rulers of the darkness of this world, before Satan himself that the “old Jesus” was dead.8. A “New Man” had come forth out of the grave, resurrected by the power of God, transformed into a trans-dimensional Being with the ability to function both in this natural realm and in the realm of the Spirit. Are you seeing it? God the Father vested Himself in and made clear to all that Jesus WAS His Son, His appointed and commissioned family member to bring redemption from the curse of death, and from the curse of the Law of Sin and Death. The fact that Satan saw this event take place or was notified of it shook him and his kingdom to the core. What’s the first thing that Satan did when Jesus — after fasting for 40 days — was at his weakest, physically and emotionally? Right. He questioned Jesus repeatedly as to His status as THE Son of God, attempting to trick Him into yielding to the desires of His flesh. Were Jesus to have yielded to even one of these temptations, He would have forfeited His Sonship status and condemned the human race to perpetuity in slavery and bondage to Satan and the curse. Satan would have had the upper hand. Jesus could not yield. He must not! And He would not — not under any circumstances. His baptism had already demonstrated to Satan that the “man” Jesus — the natural man, Jesus — was dead. The risen Jesus was the Son of God. This is exactly what happens with us. Now do you understand why Jesus said, "Except you eat my flesh and drink my blood, no have no life in you”? Now you can understand why water baptism plays such an important role in the life of every believer. Gotta leave it there for today. I'm still not done with this. 
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 15 A January 31, 2014 
Do you ever get sick and tired of being sick and tired? Do you ever become so frustrated with yourself over the fact that you KNOW what the Word of God promises, and yet you somehow always seem to miss it when you pray over situations in your life, or the lives of other folks? You know what it is, right? There is that drawing inside your inner being -- a craving that goes so deep you have no words to express it -- for the manifestation of the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ being developed in your character and makeup to the degree that when you speak His Word, it comes to pass instantly! This is that place you come to when you KNOW He has so developed His nature and personality within you that His Word becomes your Word, His heart's desire becomes your heart's desire, His yearnings become yours. Well, folks! That's where we're headed! This is precisely what Holy Spirit is drawing us towards. Writing to the Ekklesia in Ephesus, Paul is describing the gifts of the five-fold ministries given to the body of Christ and he says that the objective is: "Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." Understand? That's what the cry is at the core of our beings! I Thessalonians 5:9-11: For God hath not appointed us to wrath (orge: anger, indignation, vengeance), but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. From the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry, He made it clear that He came to bring life — not death. Death, after all, had contaminated human DNA because of Adam’s disobedience, and every single person (with the exceptions of Enoch and Elijah) had experienced the unnatural — the sub-natural — curse of death. Incorporated into the creation of the human race through Adam and Eve was eternal life. We were never created to die: we were created in the likeness and image of God, imbued with His attributes. One of those most basic attributes was zoe life — eternal existence! To emphasize that fact, God placed within the Garden of Eden the Tree of Life. His warning to Adam and Eve was to NOT eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, “for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Eternal life was what we were created for — not some transitory period of life on earth, punctuated with sickness, infirmity, weakness, disease and —finally — dying! The warning given to Adam and Eve was meant to preclude any possibility of death entering the human genome. When they did eat, they brought upon themselves and their seed after them the curse of death. With death, of course, came separation from God, separation from eternity, separation from fellowship, and separation from the blessing which God had declared and decreed at their creation. Death brought a certain judgment. With that judgment came the processes of death. Every single disease known to man begins with the death of one of more cells in the human body. The judgment of death is sickness, disease and infirmity. The judgment of death is the result of choosing some answer to one of life’s problems, or the choosing of some avenue of provision outside of God’s Word. The judgment of death is the byproduct of making ourselves equal to, or superior to God. The judgment of death, however, is not the end of the matter. The apostle Paul put it like this: Hebrews 9:27-28: And as it is appointed unto men once (hapax: one time) to die, but after this the judgment (krisis: tribunal of justice — either for or against): So Christ was once (hapax: once and for all time) offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Some of you will remember my sharing of being transported in the Spirit to the crucifixion and seeing all the sins of the world, past, present and future gathered together like one huge cloud — a hurricane or gigantic tornado, if you will — and centered upon the Cross as Jesus took those sins upon Himself. Sin has that same effect upon the world today. It brings the equivalent of a hurricane catastrophe with destruction, disease and death. Once Adam disobeyed God’s Word and ate of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, he had sinned. In so doing the genesis of death commenced. Thus Paul makes the point that Jesus fulfilled the necessity for our death, keeping our appointment for us. The appointment of death for the human race became ingrained into the very substance and nature of our existence with Adam’s sin. Death was the destiny of every living being on the planet. And, with death came every disease, sickness and infirmity. Under the Law, provision was made for healing from sickness and disease. Under the Law, atonement* for sin was taken care of by the shedding of the blood of lambs, bulls and goats and offering up burnt offerings. Under the Law, atonement for sin existed, but not remission** or erasure. The blood of animals was simply a prophetic forerunner of One whose death would forever erase the sins and finish off the death sentence for all who accepted His death. [*The word, Atonement, is a translation of the Hebrew word: kaphar. This word means: to cover over, to pacify, to extend mercy, to reconcile or placate. It differs radically from the picture of remission as you will see in the following paragraph. **Remission is a translation from the Greek word: aphesis. As we have already noted, this word is taken from its root: aphiemi; and it means to send away, to erase, to wipe out so completely as to forget it ever existed. A corollary Scripture is found in Psalm 103:12: “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us.”] As the Word so clearly demonstrates, Jesus didn’t just cover over our sin, He eradicated it to such a degree that it was buried in the sea, away from even the memory of the Father. (See Micah 7:19) Three times in the Word (see Acts 3:19) we are told that our sins were blotted out. The Greek word occurring here is exaleipho. It means to wipe out, to obliterate from memory. That means that Jesus kept our appointment with death. He removed the necessity of our keeping the appointment and in the process eliminated: (1) the curse of death,(2) the disease, sickness and infirmity that comes with it,(3) and the curse of having to work for a living. We describe this last one as “poverty.” You’ll recall what God told Adam: Genesis 3:17-19: And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in [painful toil and] sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. In simple terms, we define the word, "Blessing, " as an empowerment to prosper. The word, "curse, " is the inverse of the blessing. It literally means the removal of the empowerment we have in God to prosper, to bless and to be blessed. Minus the empowerment to prosper, we are left to our own devices. A curse is nothing more and nothing less than the removal of any empowerment to prosper. That’s the curse that Jesus eradicated by keeping our appointment with death. The apostle Paul, being a lawyer by training and schooled in the Law of Moses, described our deliverance from the curse in legal and judicial terms: Romans 8:1-2: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, (**who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.) For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. ( Are you seeing it? Are you beginning to grasp just how powerful Jesus’ act was on our behalf? Take another look at what Paul wrote in his epistle to the Hebrews: Hebrews 9:27-28: And as it is appointed unto men once (hapax: one time) to die, but after this the judgment (krisis: tribunal of justice — either for or against): So Christ was once (hapax: once and for all time) offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. We all have had an appointment with death, but Jesus kept the appointment on our behalf. So long as we accept Jesus’ death and resurrection; so long as we acknowledge Him for who and what He is, and so long as we walk according to His Spirit, a different judgment is rendered on our behalf. The judgment after death for those who refuse and rebel against the Lordship of Jesus Christ is destruction and eternal damnation. So long as people refuse the Lordship of Christ in their lives, the judgment of death continues in their mortal beings, bringing with that judgment, disease, sickness, infirmity, disease, weakness, continual need and poverty. On the other hand, the judgment that follows for us who accept and acknowledge Jesus’ death in our place and His subsequent resurrection, confessing Him with their mouths and walking according to His Spirit is eternal life, health, wholeness, strength, energy, vitality, blessing and a life of abundance. The judgment that follows those who have made Jesus Christ their Lord is that if they die physical deaths they will be resurrected by the Lord. Paul addressed this issue when writing to the Ekklesia in Thessalonica. I Thessalonians 4:13-18: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Most of you have heard me share my own personal experience with the Lord that took place when I was seven years of age. I awoke one morning to see Jesus standing at the foot of my bed. He began to unfold for me many things including His plan and purpose for my life. One of the things that He said was that I would be alive and see His return. He told me that I would “not see death as men know death.” There has always been the expectation in me from that point that I would simply walk into the thousand-year reign with the Lord Jesus Christ. There have certainly been many efforts of Satan to rob me of that promise and to prevent that Word from being fulfilled. While working with David Wilkerson in the San Francisco Bay Teen Challenge outreach during a period of time when I was in Bible College, I was driving in the Santa Cruz mountains headed for a meeting where we expected to minister to a fair number of young people whom we had talked to on the streets of San Jose, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Coming around a curve in the highway I hit a patch of soft gravel that road workers had left. My car twitched sideways and I reacted to correct the slide. It became very apparent that my corrective effort wasn’t going to be enough and we were going off the road. I hollered, “JESUS” at the top of my voice. In that same instant the Holy Spirit spoke audibly in me and said, “Nothing’s going to happen to you.” The car hit a rain gutter on the side of the road, propelled into the air and sailed 120 feet into trees, dropping 90 feet on its nose. When it was over, the young lady who was riding with me and I were both in the back next to the tailgate (we were in a station wagon) still attached to the front seat. Except for some glass in my hair, I hadn’t even suffered any bruises. That was only one of many times when Satan made a serious effort to kill me. The Word of the Lord has held true to me for the almost 65 years that have passed since Jesus made that promise. That promise was the confirmation of what Paul wrote in Romans 8:2 when he said, “The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the Law of Sin and Death.” We are free from the Law of Sin and Death! The Table of the Lord has been given to us to remind us of that fact and to give us the opportunity to eat the Bread of Life continually. Let me amplify Paul’s statement a bit. The Law of Sin and Death incorporates our susceptibility and vulnerability to disease, sickness, infirmity, weakness and poverty. The Law of Sin and Death is that — without the Life that is in Christ Jesus — we have an empowerment to fail. There is an absolute lack of the Blessing of the Lord. Reminding us of the principal purpose and design of this “ordinance” we know as the Table of the Lord is Paul’s statement to the Ekklesia in Corinth: I Corinthians 11:23-29: For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come. Are you seeing it? We are showing — putting on display and reminding ourselves — that Jesus kept our appointment with death. We no longer need to fret with death. We are no longer subject to the curse of death and all that it brings in the form of disease, sickness, infirmity, weakness, shortened life spans, etc. Think for a moment about what David wrote in the 91st Psalm. Psalm 91:9-16: 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. Jesus said it quite unequivocally. John 6:54-57: 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. You see it, don’t you? The zoe life that is Christ Jesus becomes our life as we eat and drink of the Lord Jesus Christ! This is no ritual; this is no commonplace practice: this is the infusing of Christ in us! Well, I've gone long again today, and only scratched the surface of this. We'll continue this again next week. Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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#. Let us minister to your need for healing! Blessings on you! Regner Regner A. Capener 
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Post  Admin on Sun 26 Jan 2014, 1:23 am

Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 13
January 17, 2014

Once again, I'd like to take a different direction in this study to show you
that healing -- and specifically, aphiémi healing -- is a product of and
integral to a covenant made by Father God with us through the Lord Jesus
Christ.

Weve discussed the concept of Covenant several times throughout the past
few years in these Coffee Breaks, but in light of our recent view of the
Blood of Jesus where the Table of the Lord is concerned, we need to take
another look.

Genesis 15:7-21: And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out
of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said,
Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto
him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years
old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each
piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls
came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an
horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a
surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and
shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also
that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they
come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace;
thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they
shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a
smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In
the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have
I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river
Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the
Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the
Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Although this is not the first instance of Covenant within the Word this is
the first time we see the establishing of a Covenant with the specific
shedding of blood.

Genesis 4:4 actually provides a picture of Abel keeping Covenant with the
Lord with the shedding of blood. You may ask what Covenant Abel was
keeping; and we can refer back to Genesis 3:21 where God kills a lamb (or a
sheep) and sheds its blood in order to provide clothing for Adam and Eve
following His promise to Eve that her seed would bring forth a Redeemer Who
would crush the serpents head.

The references, however, in Genesis 3 & 4 do not specifically denote a
Covenant between agreeing parties God being the originator of that
Covenant. Well skip ahead in Scripture momentarily to the Table of the
Lord once again to see the Covenant that Jesus made with us:

Matthew 26:26-29 (NASB): While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and
after blessing (eulogeo: to command to prosper) it, He broke it and gave it
to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body. 

And when He had taken a cup and given Thanks (eucharisteo: to express
gratitude within the context of keeping covenant), He gave it to them,
saying, Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is My blood of the covenant,
which is poured out for many for forgiveness [aphiémi: remission,
eradication] of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of
the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My
Fathers kingdom.

Jesus was re-emphasizing the point that the old Covenant also a blood
Covenant was being replaced with a New Covenant; that the New Covenant
also required blood to be shed (poured out).

Lets re-draw this spiritual portrait of Gods Covenant in a way we can all
relate to.

First, Covenant is something much more than a binding contract, and the use
of the word in today's legal profession completely loses the intent and
purpose of Covenant within its historical and Scriptural context. Let me
illustrate by first giving you the current definition of Covenant as most
people in the legal profession see it.

Covenant, in law, is a promise, usually under seal, that a certain act shall
be performed or shall not be performed, or a solemn declaration under seal
that certain facts are true. Covenants are used most often in deeds. An
express covenant is an express declaration of intention by the parties to
the deed. An implied covenant is inferred by the law from certain words in a
deed; for example, the law holds that implied in a lease is a covenant that
the lessee shall quietly enjoy possession of the demised premises as long as
the terms of the lease are honored. A similar covenant is implied in
absolute transfer of property.

A covenant may be collateral, that is, purely personal to the original
parties; or it may run with the land, so that it can be enforced at the
instance of the subsequent owners of the property, although they were not
parties to the original covenant or agreement. Covenants also fall into many
other classifications. In the United States covenants affecting title to
real estate are usually expressed in the form of warranties.

One of the common misconceptions about Covenant (were talking about the way
God first established it) is that it is an agreement between equals in which
they combine their strengths. Wrong. It IS a commitment between equals,
but Covenant takes the weaknesses of both parties and places them under the
protection of the combined strength of the parties to the covenant. The
lives of the parties to the covenant are at stake. The bloodshed of the
animals -- in Abraham' s case -- was both prophetic of things to come and
symbolic of the lives of the two parties to the Covenant: in this case, the
Lord God and Abraham.

Bear with me while I show you how this unfolds.

Abraham grew up in a world where an understanding of covenant -- real
covenant -- was embodied in all of society. It had been embodied and
incorporated into every man and woman since the Lord killed the animal(s)
and made clothing of sheep skins for Adam and Eve.

We have previously talked about the fact that Adam and Eve -- and by virtue
of descending from them, the whole human race -- were created in the image
of God, imbued with his character and makeup, and given the same creative
power of speech. This is absolutely critical in understanding the makeup of
covenant.

One of the most important aspects of true covenant is the promise made
between the parties. The promise embodies both irrevocable commitment and
creative power which implements the conditions of the covenant. The
speaking forth of the promise creates and sets in motion the circumstances
which empower the covenant.

But there's a whole lot more to this. Watch!

Weve already noted that the Lord instructed Abraham to bring Him "an heifer
of three years old, a she-goat of three years old, a ram of three years old,
and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

The animals were slaughtered, their carcasses divided in two parts and laid
out with each half facing the other. One bird was placed on one side, and
the other bird the other side. The halved carcasses were placed far enough
apart that Abraham could stand between them and the Lord could pass between
them.

The significance of this IS relevant since the parties to this covenant
would be standing and/or walking in blood as the covenant was struck. Why?

The Lord spoke to Moses and said (Leviticus 17:11), "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."

History and archaeology show us the following. Whenever a covenant was cut
between two parties, the first thing to happen was that the initiating party
took his cloak or outer garment off and gave it to the other party. The
second party likewise removed his cloak and gave it to the first party. The
cloak represented covering. Each party was saying to the other by this act
that all that they were, all that they had, all their abilities would cover
each other. They would lack for nothing so far as it was in the power of
each party to fulfill.

The second act of covenant was for the first party to remove his girdle and
give it to the second party, who then reciprocated with his girdle. A
girdle was not what we commonly think of in today's understanding, but
rather a weapons belt. It was the mainstay of one's sword, and any other
weapons they might choose to carry.

Along with the girdles, the parties gave each other their best sword, their
best bow and arrow or their best spear -- whatever their primary weapons
were. The transfer of weapons symbolized the fact that each party was
saying to the other, I give you the best of my defenses, and I will defend
you against all enemies to the death.

The third act of covenant was the shedding of blood. Prior to God's command
to Abraham, and the enactment of what we have come to call the "Abrahamic
Covenant," parties to a covenant would draw a knife across their hand to
draw blood, then let that blood drip into a goblet or drinking vessel of
some kind and mingle it with wine. Both parties would drink from the goblet
until it was consumed.

In so doing, each party thereby had the blood of each other, thus making
them "of one blood" in a somewhat literal and yet metaphorical sense, yet
considering themselves and their descendants and kin from that day forward
to all be of the same family.

The consequence of this final act meant that each party put their lives on
the line to the agreement struck between each other. If either party to
that covenant violated or breached the covenant, death was the consequence,
and if the offending party avoided death at the hands of the aggrieved
party, the descendants of the aggrieved party could hunt down and kill the
descendants of the offending party to the fourth generation. THAT's how
strong the enforcement was of a covenant!

In Abraham' s case (and for that matter in every case of covenant since where
God is concerned) one did not drink blood. God's command to Moses (see
Leviticus 3:17) was that, "It shall be a perpetual statute for your
generations throughout all your dwellings that ye eat neither fat nor
blood."

God established His covenant with Abraham by substituting the blood of
animals for human blood, and instead of drinking it, they walked or passed
through it. Covenant was founded upon some very basic principles.

1. Because Gods Word was absolutely unbreakable and because man was
created in the image of God, his word would therefore also be unbreakable.
For a man to break his word meant death, since a promise of life was
predicated upon Gods Word. (See Genesis 6:3)

2. If, therefore, a man who was created in the image of God broke
his word with another when a Covenant had been made with that individual
(and his word likewise hung upon his being in the image of God) the life of
the covenant-breaker was forfeit.

3. In order to secure a Covenant, since life and death hung on the
keeping of that Covenant by both parties, the life-and-death part of the
Covenant was memorialized by the shedding of the innocent blood of animals.

4. Because the life of the flesh is in the blood the literal shedding
of the blood of animals, combined with the drinking of the Cup of red wine
(to symbolize the exchange of that life between the two parties) sealed the
Covenant.

There is another aspect of Covenant that we often overlook: the Blessing.

When a Covenant was struck between parties under the Mosaic Law (and
actually in Abrahams time as well) a command was given and a decree of
blessing issued so that the Covenant would produce the intended blessing and
prosperous results. The objective of the Covenant, after all, was to ensure
that both parties benefitted from this act.

Thus, under the Abrahamic Covenant, God blessed Abraham and his seed in
perpetuity. Not only were the natural descendants of Abraham through Isaac
caused to prosper and be blessed, those who became the seed of Abraham by
faith likewise became recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant AND the Blessing
of Abraham.

Thats why the apostle Paul writes this in his letter to the Galatians:

Galatians 3:6-9: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him
for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same
are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of
faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

We thus come back to the Table of the Lord and the creating of the New
Covenant:

Matthew 26:26-29: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed
it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is
my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed
for many for the remission (aphiémi: eradication) of sins. But I say unto
you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day
when I drink it new with you in my Fathers kingdom.

Do you have a better grasp now of the enormous significance of the Cup at
the Table of the Lord? He was sealing the New Covenant He had just spoken
and declared with His disciples.

Lets take one last look at some comparisons.

1. The Old Covenant required the killing of sheep and oxen. Their bodies
were divided, the blood flowed, and the carcasses were then offered on an
altar of sacrifice.

2. The meat of the sacrifice was eaten by the parties to the Covenant to
commemorate the fact that the parties were now one!

3. The New Covenant replaced the bodies of animals with the Body of the
Lord Jesus Christ. He was beaten, the blood flowed, and He was then offered
up on the Cross as a once-and-for- all sacrifice.

4. Because Jesus was the once-and-for- all sacrifice and His body was
offered (given) in our stead, He gave us bread to eat instead. That bread
was the Bread of Life. It was The Word. It was The Life. It was the
restoration of our relationship with Father in the same way that Adam and
Eve had their walk in the Garden.

5. When Jesus ministry first began, His very first miracle was the
changing of the water into wine at the Marriage of Cana in Galilee. He
thus marked out for all who would come to believe on Him that His purpose
was Marriage: He had come to win back His Bride.

6. The New Covenant was a Covenant of Marriage; and just as all wedding
feasts were celebrated with the drinking of wine, Jesus gave us His Cup.

7. The wedding was a Covenant in itself: a Covenant between the
Bridegroom (the Lord Jesus Christ) and His Bride (US)!

In a normal wedding ceremony, both bridegroom and bride exchange their
Covenant vows with each other. The bridegroom covenants to provide the
bride with his protection and to keep her whole and complete in him so
long as they both shall live. He covenants to make her his counterpart,
his other self, his co-equal partner for life.

The bride correspondingly covenants to give herself to the groom without
reservation. She becomes his counterpart, his other self, and his mirror
image the completion of his character, his makeup and his personality.
She is everything he is not, and he is everything she is not. They become
one new, complete being one new onoma!

To certify and seal this covenant, they eat together of the same bread (in a
more modern sense, sweet cake) and drink of a common cup. Once they have
both drunk of the same cup, that cup is smashed on the floor (or on the
ground) so that it cannot ever be partaken of again by others. That Cup
signifies the mingling of their blood together so that they are now of the
same blood the same DNA.

The drinking of the Cup at the Table of the Lord is holy and sacred. We
were not required to shed our blood although we do offer ourselves as
living sacrifices unto the Lord. Jesus took care of the blood of the
Covenant by sacrificing Himself.

Paul finishes this picture in his epistle to the Hebrews (and we will
continue with this picture in our next Coffee Break):

Hebrews 10:16-25: This is the covenant that I will make with them after
those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in
their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I
remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more
offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the
holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath
consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having
an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in
full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the
profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good
works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
approaching.

These last two Coffee Breaks have been a bit longer than usual but I wanted
to keep the discussion as complete as possible in each of them. We still
have more to cover on the subject of our Covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ
as His Table.

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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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CAPENER MINISTRIES
RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
Sunnyside, Washington 98944
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ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK: APHIEMI HEALING, Part 14
Aphiémi Healing, Part 14

January 24, 2014

Before we get into today's discussion, I'd like to remind those of you who
may have health issues that it would be our great pleasure to minister
healing to you. George Robinson, Dwain McKenzie, Monty Lamb, Randy Ramhoff,
and Della and I would be delighted to pray over you and decree and declare
your complete healing and restoration according to the promises and covenant
we have with the Lord Jesus Christ. The number to call and the access code
are at the end of this Coffee Break.

Let's continue today with our direction in this study to show you that
healing -- and specifically, aphiémi healing -- is a product of and integral
to a covenant made by Father God with us through the Lord Jesus Christ.

In previous Coffee Breaks, we have talked about a word that takes place
within covenant: kheseed. Gesenius, in his Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon, explains
the word like this in its primary applications: to love with intense desire;
to show oneself gracious; zeal (towards anyone); ardor; kindness;
benevolence; the grace, favor and mercy of God; tender mercies;
lovingkindness.

History tells us that folks who entered into covenant enjoyed a place of
oneness and unity that almost defied explanation. First of all, the two
primary parties to that covenant were revered and held in high esteem by all
of the family members on both sides of the covenant. One did not enter
lightly into covenant, and the marks in each other's flesh denoting that
covenant were held sacred.

One of the first events to occur during the covenant ceremony was the
exchange of cloaks or outer coverings. It symbolized the giving of all that
a person was, making all that he had available to his covenant partner: his
wealth, the resources of his household, the intervention of his family in
time of need or distress, and his personal guarantee or oath upon which the
covenant hung.

Consider how the Lord showed His cloak during the covenant ceremony.
Abraham is put into a deep sleep as the Lord shows up to pass between the
halved animals and stand in the blood. The KJV puts it that "when the sun
went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp
that passed between those pieces."

That's somewhat obscure in the way it gets translated, but the word
translated "smoking" is the same word that gets used in some instances for
cloud or vapor. Remember the cloud or pillar of smoke that stood guard for
Israel when the armies of Pharaoh came after them? Now do you have the
picture? It is metaphoric of the covering, the defense of the Lord on
behalf of His covenant people.

The parties to covenant in Biblical times (and even in later centuries)
literally became One Family! One ancient tradition we've seen -- especially
in Celtic and English history -- is where each family took the other's name.
Thus, for example, when David Edwards married Marie Smithson as a product of
two families' covenant, the Edwards family became Smithson-Edwards or
Edwards-Smithson, depending on who initiated the covenant. Likewise, the
Smithson family became Smithson-Edwards, or Edwards-Smithson. By this
tradition, the families and their descendants became forever linked together
as a single family.

In our own Capener family, a number of years ago when my father was still
alive, he received a letter from a Ralph Capener-Hurst. Dad responded and
asked Ralph about the hyphenated name, expressing curiosity as to whether
Ralph might be a relative somewhere in our family lineage. Return
correspondence from Ralph indicated that one of his Capener ancestors
covenanted with a family whose last name was Hurst. Their covenant, and the
subsequent marriage between members of each family resulted in the two
families taking the combined name, Capener-Hurst. Thus all members of that
particular branch of the Capener family, and all members of that particular
branch of the Hurst family became known thereafter as Capener-Hurst.

We often see hyphenated names in English royalty, but few people seem to
realize that those hyphenated names represented covenants of blood that were
cut between some of the royal families of England and Europe. It is an
aspect of kheseed denoting grace, kindness, favor and benevolence between
covenanted families. kheseed is the core of covenant. It describes what we
could call an "alter ego." Let me explain. When a person is in a covenant
relationship, their covenant partner virtually becomes their alter ego,
their "other self."

It would be appropriate to compare this to the relationship and the covenant
bond that the Lord has developed between Della and me. In more than 30
years of marriage, fellowship with one another, enjoying each other's
companionship, laboring together in the Kingdom and walking with one another
through life's adventures, we have so become One with each other that
whenever anyone sees Della or me -- even if the other person isn't around at
the moment -- they see the other. If you see Della, you see me. If you see
me, you see Della! You get the picture. She is my counterpart, my other
self. I am her counterpart, her other self.

On numerous occasions in previous Coffee Breaks, I've talked about the
significance of the Greek word, onoma, (translated "name" in the New
Testament) and how it goes way beyond the concept of one's name in meaning.
Paralleling the Hebrew, shem, it denotes one's character and very makeup,
their personality, their identity, their rank and power, their honor,
integrity and authority. Thus, the taking of each other's name within the
framework of covenant symbolized their taking of each other's character,
rank and honor and backing it with each other's integrity.

It is said that kheseed is the core of covenant. To this we can add, shem.
Now you begin to understand the very covenant nature of what Jesus said when
He told His covenanted disciples, "All power is given unto me in heaven and
in earth. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, immersing them in the
character, the nature, the makeup, the rank and authority of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you....." (Matthew 28:18-20 with my emphasis)

Intrinsic to the covenant that Jesus Christ made with us, and our acceptance
and commitment to His covenant, is the change of our onoma, our shem. Our
name is changed. We now become known as "Christ- ians." Once we have been
baptized -- immersed - INTO Jesus' onoma (shem), we are "in Christ." At the
same time, we get to partake of the Table of the Lord and in so doing, we
"eat of Christ" (in a symbolic way, and yet there is real significance to
this eating) and in so doing, demonstrate "Christ in us." That sounds
really strange, I know, to put it that way (and, PLEASE, don't go running
off and thinking I'm promoting some weird doctrine!) 

Nevertheless, our acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Covenant in a
very literal spiritual sense (and we are first and foremost spirit beings)
means that we take Him into us in order to initiate the transformation, the
re-creation, and the restoration of the image and likeness we were first
designed for.

In the place of blood, the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus flows in our veins
as a result of His new covenant with us. That's the implication of our
being able to take advantage of the Table of the Lord. Instead of halving
in two the bodies of heifers, lambs and partaking of their roasted flesh in
an earthly covenant, we partake of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, which
was given for us, in the symbol of the bread.

Instead of drinking blood mingled with wine as ancient heathen customs once
held, we simply drink wine -- because of Jesus' command to us -- (Yeah, I
know. Some folks have a religious thing about drinking grape juice instead,
but it's still all the same thing!) as representative of His shed blood.
(Interestingly enough, wine is often referred to as "spirits" in colloquial
speech, and it IS representative, in this case, of the Spirit of Life in
Christ Jesus.)

In so doing, we regularly remember His covenant of blood, and the sacrifice
He paid when His body was given for our healing and our deliverance from the
curse of death, disease and infirmity and put to death on the Cross that we
might enter into an eternal covenant bound by His Word which NEVER fails and
is inviolable, and implemented in our lives by a living faith.

Now maybe you're beginning to understand my early comments about how the
whole concept of covenant has been so diluted and watered down throughout
the centuries that we've lost the true sense of it. Yes?

Now maybe you can begin to get a grasp on the New Testament (Covenant) and
the use of the word, agape, (in place of the Hebrew kheseed) as the
descriptor by which the Lord commands relationship.

Put that within Jesus' statement, "By this shall all men know that you are
my disciples, if you have (love) agape-kheseed for one another."

Make sense?

Jesus wasn't talking about some kind of "sloppy agape," or some kind of
mushy-gushy "Oh, I love you," kind of malarkey like we see so often in the
body of Christ today. He was talking about covenant! He was talking about
standing with each other to the death! He was talking about our putting our
lives on the line for one another as fellow-Christians and members of that
body He took to the Cross!

By THAT shall all men know we are His disciples. By agape-kheseed will the
world know that we have a relationship that defies the understanding of
today's world!

Remember what Paul wrote? "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or
peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor
height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)

That's a statement made from the perspective of covenant. That is a perfect
visual of kheseed. Within the framework of covenant, kheseed describes a
condition in which each other's blood flows in each other's veins: so deep
is the sense of caring and covering for each other.

Are you beginning to understand my continuing comments about how the concept
of covenant has been so diluted and watered down throughout the centuries
that modern society -- and particularly Christians -- have lost the true
sense of it?

I said this before and I'll say it again: maybe you can now begin to get a
grasp on the New Testament (Covenant) and the use of the word, agape, as the
graphic picture of the kind of relationship Jesus commands.

In Biblical times, covenant relationships defined the character and nature
of those in covenant with each other. So deep was the sense of
responsibility and concern for each other that they would gladly die for one
another if the situation so demanded. It transferred over to the family
members within that covenant so that each party to the covenant, their
wives, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren -- and even aunts,
uncles and cousins -- all became identified with each other.

The entire Old Testament -- the word "testament&quo t; all by itself scarcely
conveys the whole picture -- is a picture of God's covenant -- His first
covenant -- with Abraham and his descendants. Everything framed in the Old
Testament is described within the structure of covenant relationship.

OK. How about this from David's writings? "He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." (see
Psalm 91)

THAT's covenant writing!

"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him
will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and
under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that
flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and
ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with
thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked."

David KNEW the implications of His covenant relationship with God. He KNEW
what kheseed meant as it related to the Lord. He KNEW the tender mercies
and lovingkindness of the Lord. He KNEW what it meant to be protected and
covered by a covenant-keeping God whose existence was wrapped up in his. He
KNEW the love of the Lord in a dimension that -- sadly -- too many
Christians today fail to see.

Watch how David describes the covering and protection, the zeal of the Lord
on his behalf.

"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."

Go back for a second to our review of Abraham and the Lord, and the covenant
that God made with him. Remember the "smoking furnace" and the "burning
lamp" that depicted the physical presence of the Lord as He passed between
the broken pieces of the animals? Remember the analogy of the smoke and the
cloud as the covering and protection of the Lord as a portion of His part of
the covenant to Abraham?

Good! Now you understand where David was coming from when he wrote this
Psalm.

Everything -- and I do mean EVERYTHING! -- written in both Old and New
Testaments comes from the perspective of the blood covenant.

Let's wrap this up with the concept of aphiémi -- erasure, eradication of
the past -- finishing the picture. By fulfilling the old Covenant with His
suffering, His death on the Cross and His resurrection from the dead, Jesus
implemented a new Covenant, a New Testament on our behalf. Those who accept
and acknowledge Jesus' sacrifice as the Son of God, and His authority to
create this New Covenant, and enter into this Covenant through repentance
and water baptism literally have the remission -- aphiémi -- of their sins,
and everything that goes with it: sickness, disease, infirmity, weakness,
poverty, vulnerability to death, etc.

Aphiémi applies to the curse that came upon the human race when Adam ate of
the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It also applies to the
cancellation of everything that the curse brought with it. We just have to
appropriate it.

And there's more! Next week, let's take a deeper look at "The Law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus" from both a judicial and experiential
perspective.

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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#. Let us
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 13
January 17, 2014

Once again, I'd like to take a different direction in this study to show you
that healing -- and specifically, aphiémi healing -- is a product of and
integral to a covenant made by Father God with us through the Lord Jesus
Christ.

Weve discussed the concept of Covenant several times throughout the past
few years in these Coffee Breaks, but in light of our recent view of the
Blood of Jesus where the Table of the Lord is concerned, we need to take
another look.

Genesis 15:7-21: And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out
of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said,
Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto
him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years
old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each
piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls
came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.

And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an
horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a
surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and
shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also
that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they
come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace;
thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they
shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a
smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In
the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have
I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river
Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the
Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the
Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Although this is not the first instance of Covenant within the Word this is
the first time we see the establishing of a Covenant with the specific
shedding of blood.

Genesis 4:4 actually provides a picture of Abel keeping Covenant with the
Lord with the shedding of blood. You may ask what Covenant Abel was
keeping; and we can refer back to Genesis 3:21 where God kills a lamb (or a
sheep) and sheds its blood in order to provide clothing for Adam and Eve
following His promise to Eve that her seed would bring forth a Redeemer Who
would crush the serpents head.

The references, however, in Genesis 3 & 4 do not specifically denote a
Covenant between agreeing parties God being the originator of that
Covenant. Well skip ahead in Scripture momentarily to the Table of the
Lord once again to see the Covenant that Jesus made with us:

Matthew 26:26-29 (NASB): While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and
after blessing (eulogeo: to command to prosper) it, He broke it and gave it
to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body. 

And when He had taken a cup and given Thanks (eucharisteo: to express
gratitude within the context of keeping covenant), He gave it to them,
saying, Drink from it, all of you; 28for this is My blood of the covenant,
which is poured out for many for forgiveness [aphiémi: remission,
eradication] of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of
the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My
Fathers kingdom.

Jesus was re-emphasizing the point that the old Covenant also a blood
Covenant was being replaced with a New Covenant; that the New Covenant
also required blood to be shed (poured out).

Lets re-draw this spiritual portrait of Gods Covenant in a way we can all
relate to.

First, Covenant is something much more than a binding contract, and the use
of the word in today's legal profession completely loses the intent and
purpose of Covenant within its historical and Scriptural context. Let me
illustrate by first giving you the current definition of Covenant as most
people in the legal profession see it.

Covenant, in law, is a promise, usually under seal, that a certain act shall
be performed or shall not be performed, or a solemn declaration under seal
that certain facts are true. Covenants are used most often in deeds. An
express covenant is an express declaration of intention by the parties to
the deed. An implied covenant is inferred by the law from certain words in a
deed; for example, the law holds that implied in a lease is a covenant that
the lessee shall quietly enjoy possession of the demised premises as long as
the terms of the lease are honored. A similar covenant is implied in
absolute transfer of property.

A covenant may be collateral, that is, purely personal to the original
parties; or it may run with the land, so that it can be enforced at the
instance of the subsequent owners of the property, although they were not
parties to the original covenant or agreement. Covenants also fall into many
other classifications. In the United States covenants affecting title to
real estate are usually expressed in the form of warranties.

One of the common misconceptions about Covenant (were talking about the way
God first established it) is that it is an agreement between equals in which
they combine their strengths. Wrong. It IS a commitment between equals,
but Covenant takes the weaknesses of both parties and places them under the
protection of the combined strength of the parties to the covenant. The
lives of the parties to the covenant are at stake. The bloodshed of the
animals -- in Abraham' s case -- was both prophetic of things to come and
symbolic of the lives of the two parties to the Covenant: in this case, the
Lord God and Abraham.

Bear with me while I show you how this unfolds.

Abraham grew up in a world where an understanding of covenant -- real
covenant -- was embodied in all of society. It had been embodied and
incorporated into every man and woman since the Lord killed the animal(s)
and made clothing of sheep skins for Adam and Eve.

We have previously talked about the fact that Adam and Eve -- and by virtue
of descending from them, the whole human race -- were created in the image
of God, imbued with his character and makeup, and given the same creative
power of speech. This is absolutely critical in understanding the makeup of
covenant.

One of the most important aspects of true covenant is the promise made
between the parties. The promise embodies both irrevocable commitment and
creative power which implements the conditions of the covenant. The
speaking forth of the promise creates and sets in motion the circumstances
which empower the covenant.

But there's a whole lot more to this. Watch!

Weve already noted that the Lord instructed Abraham to bring Him "an heifer
of three years old, a she-goat of three years old, a ram of three years old,
and a turtledove and a young pigeon."

The animals were slaughtered, their carcasses divided in two parts and laid
out with each half facing the other. One bird was placed on one side, and
the other bird the other side. The halved carcasses were placed far enough
apart that Abraham could stand between them and the Lord could pass between
them.

The significance of this IS relevant since the parties to this covenant
would be standing and/or walking in blood as the covenant was struck. Why?

The Lord spoke to Moses and said (Leviticus 17:11), "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."

History and archaeology show us the following. Whenever a covenant was cut
between two parties, the first thing to happen was that the initiating party
took his cloak or outer garment off and gave it to the other party. The
second party likewise removed his cloak and gave it to the first party. The
cloak represented covering. Each party was saying to the other by this act
that all that they were, all that they had, all their abilities would cover
each other. They would lack for nothing so far as it was in the power of
each party to fulfill.

The second act of covenant was for the first party to remove his girdle and
give it to the second party, who then reciprocated with his girdle. A
girdle was not what we commonly think of in today's understanding, but
rather a weapons belt. It was the mainstay of one's sword, and any other
weapons they might choose to carry.

Along with the girdles, the parties gave each other their best sword, their
best bow and arrow or their best spear -- whatever their primary weapons
were. The transfer of weapons symbolized the fact that each party was
saying to the other, I give you the best of my defenses, and I will defend
you against all enemies to the death.

The third act of covenant was the shedding of blood. Prior to God's command
to Abraham, and the enactment of what we have come to call the "Abrahamic
Covenant," parties to a covenant would draw a knife across their hand to
draw blood, then let that blood drip into a goblet or drinking vessel of
some kind and mingle it with wine. Both parties would drink from the goblet
until it was consumed.

In so doing, each party thereby had the blood of each other, thus making
them "of one blood" in a somewhat literal and yet metaphorical sense, yet
considering themselves and their descendants and kin from that day forward
to all be of the same family.

The consequence of this final act meant that each party put their lives on
the line to the agreement struck between each other. If either party to
that covenant violated or breached the covenant, death was the consequence,
and if the offending party avoided death at the hands of the aggrieved
party, the descendants of the aggrieved party could hunt down and kill the
descendants of the offending party to the fourth generation. THAT's how
strong the enforcement was of a covenant!

In Abraham' s case (and for that matter in every case of covenant since where
God is concerned) one did not drink blood. God's command to Moses (see
Leviticus 3:17) was that, "It shall be a perpetual statute for your
generations throughout all your dwellings that ye eat neither fat nor
blood."

God established His covenant with Abraham by substituting the blood of
animals for human blood, and instead of drinking it, they walked or passed
through it. Covenant was founded upon some very basic principles.

1. Because Gods Word was absolutely unbreakable and because man was
created in the image of God, his word would therefore also be unbreakable.
For a man to break his word meant death, since a promise of life was
predicated upon Gods Word. (See Genesis 6:3)

2. If, therefore, a man who was created in the image of God broke
his word with another when a Covenant had been made with that individual
(and his word likewise hung upon his being in the image of God) the life of
the covenant-breaker was forfeit.

3. In order to secure a Covenant, since life and death hung on the
keeping of that Covenant by both parties, the life-and-death part of the
Covenant was memorialized by the shedding of the innocent blood of animals.

4. Because the life of the flesh is in the blood the literal shedding
of the blood of animals, combined with the drinking of the Cup of red wine
(to symbolize the exchange of that life between the two parties) sealed the
Covenant.

There is another aspect of Covenant that we often overlook: the Blessing.

When a Covenant was struck between parties under the Mosaic Law (and
actually in Abrahams time as well) a command was given and a decree of
blessing issued so that the Covenant would produce the intended blessing and
prosperous results. The objective of the Covenant, after all, was to ensure
that both parties benefitted from this act.

Thus, under the Abrahamic Covenant, God blessed Abraham and his seed in
perpetuity. Not only were the natural descendants of Abraham through Isaac
caused to prosper and be blessed, those who became the seed of Abraham by
faith likewise became recipients of the Abrahamic Covenant AND the Blessing
of Abraham.

Thats why the apostle Paul writes this in his letter to the Galatians:

Galatians 3:6-9: Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him
for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same
are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would
justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham,
saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of
faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.

We thus come back to the Table of the Lord and the creating of the New
Covenant:

Matthew 26:26-29: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed
it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is
my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the New Covenant, which is shed
for many for the remission (aphiémi: eradication) of sins. But I say unto
you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day
when I drink it new with you in my Fathers kingdom.

Do you have a better grasp now of the enormous significance of the Cup at
the Table of the Lord? He was sealing the New Covenant He had just spoken
and declared with His disciples.

Lets take one last look at some comparisons.

1. The Old Covenant required the killing of sheep and oxen. Their bodies
were divided, the blood flowed, and the carcasses were then offered on an
altar of sacrifice.

2. The meat of the sacrifice was eaten by the parties to the Covenant to
commemorate the fact that the parties were now one!

3. The New Covenant replaced the bodies of animals with the Body of the
Lord Jesus Christ. He was beaten, the blood flowed, and He was then offered
up on the Cross as a once-and-for- all sacrifice.

4. Because Jesus was the once-and-for- all sacrifice and His body was
offered (given) in our stead, He gave us bread to eat instead. That bread
was the Bread of Life. It was The Word. It was The Life. It was the
restoration of our relationship with Father in the same way that Adam and
Eve had their walk in the Garden.

5. When Jesus ministry first began, His very first miracle was the
changing of the water into wine at the Marriage of Cana in Galilee. He
thus marked out for all who would come to believe on Him that His purpose
was Marriage: He had come to win back His Bride.

6. The New Covenant was a Covenant of Marriage; and just as all wedding
feasts were celebrated with the drinking of wine, Jesus gave us His Cup.

7. The wedding was a Covenant in itself: a Covenant between the
Bridegroom (the Lord Jesus Christ) and His Bride (US)!

In a normal wedding ceremony, both bridegroom and bride exchange their
Covenant vows with each other. The bridegroom covenants to provide the
bride with his protection and to keep her whole and complete in him so
long as they both shall live. He covenants to make her his counterpart,
his other self, his co-equal partner for life.

The bride correspondingly covenants to give herself to the groom without
reservation. She becomes his counterpart, his other self, and his mirror
image the completion of his character, his makeup and his personality.
She is everything he is not, and he is everything she is not. They become
one new, complete being one new onoma!

To certify and seal this covenant, they eat together of the same bread (in a
more modern sense, sweet cake) and drink of a common cup. Once they have
both drunk of the same cup, that cup is smashed on the floor (or on the
ground) so that it cannot ever be partaken of again by others. That Cup
signifies the mingling of their blood together so that they are now of the
same blood the same DNA.

The drinking of the Cup at the Table of the Lord is holy and sacred. We
were not required to shed our blood although we do offer ourselves as
living sacrifices unto the Lord. Jesus took care of the blood of the
Covenant by sacrificing Himself.

Paul finishes this picture in his epistle to the Hebrews (and we will
continue with this picture in our next Coffee Break):

Hebrews 10:16-25: This is the covenant that I will make with them after
those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in
their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I
remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more
offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the
holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath
consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having
an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in
full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the
profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that
promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good
works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
approaching.

These last two Coffee Breaks have been a bit longer than usual but I wanted
to keep the discussion as complete as possible in each of them. We still
have more to cover on the subject of our Covenant with the Lord Jesus Christ
as His Table.

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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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CAPENER MINISTRIES
RIVER WORSHIP CENTER
Sunnyside, Washington 98944
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ANOTHER COFFEE BREAK: APHIEMI HEALING, Part 14
Aphiémi Healing, Part 14

January 24, 2014

Before we get into today's discussion, I'd like to remind those of you who
may have health issues that it would be our great pleasure to minister
healing to you. George Robinson, Dwain McKenzie, Monty Lamb, Randy Ramhoff,
and Della and I would be delighted to pray over you and decree and declare
your complete healing and restoration according to the promises and covenant
we have with the Lord Jesus Christ. The number to call and the access code
are at the end of this Coffee Break.

Let's continue today with our direction in this study to show you that
healing -- and specifically, aphiémi healing -- is a product of and integral
to a covenant made by Father God with us through the Lord Jesus Christ.

In previous Coffee Breaks, we have talked about a word that takes place
within covenant: kheseed. Gesenius, in his Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon, explains
the word like this in its primary applications: to love with intense desire;
to show oneself gracious; zeal (towards anyone); ardor; kindness;
benevolence; the grace, favor and mercy of God; tender mercies;
lovingkindness.

History tells us that folks who entered into covenant enjoyed a place of
oneness and unity that almost defied explanation. First of all, the two
primary parties to that covenant were revered and held in high esteem by all
of the family members on both sides of the covenant. One did not enter
lightly into covenant, and the marks in each other's flesh denoting that
covenant were held sacred.

One of the first events to occur during the covenant ceremony was the
exchange of cloaks or outer coverings. It symbolized the giving of all that
a person was, making all that he had available to his covenant partner: his
wealth, the resources of his household, the intervention of his family in
time of need or distress, and his personal guarantee or oath upon which the
covenant hung.

Consider how the Lord showed His cloak during the covenant ceremony.
Abraham is put into a deep sleep as the Lord shows up to pass between the
halved animals and stand in the blood. The KJV puts it that "when the sun
went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp
that passed between those pieces."

That's somewhat obscure in the way it gets translated, but the word
translated "smoking" is the same word that gets used in some instances for
cloud or vapor. Remember the cloud or pillar of smoke that stood guard for
Israel when the armies of Pharaoh came after them? Now do you have the
picture? It is metaphoric of the covering, the defense of the Lord on
behalf of His covenant people.

The parties to covenant in Biblical times (and even in later centuries)
literally became One Family! One ancient tradition we've seen -- especially
in Celtic and English history -- is where each family took the other's name.
Thus, for example, when David Edwards married Marie Smithson as a product of
two families' covenant, the Edwards family became Smithson-Edwards or
Edwards-Smithson, depending on who initiated the covenant. Likewise, the
Smithson family became Smithson-Edwards, or Edwards-Smithson. By this
tradition, the families and their descendants became forever linked together
as a single family.

In our own Capener family, a number of years ago when my father was still
alive, he received a letter from a Ralph Capener-Hurst. Dad responded and
asked Ralph about the hyphenated name, expressing curiosity as to whether
Ralph might be a relative somewhere in our family lineage. Return
correspondence from Ralph indicated that one of his Capener ancestors
covenanted with a family whose last name was Hurst. Their covenant, and the
subsequent marriage between members of each family resulted in the two
families taking the combined name, Capener-Hurst. Thus all members of that
particular branch of the Capener family, and all members of that particular
branch of the Hurst family became known thereafter as Capener-Hurst.

We often see hyphenated names in English royalty, but few people seem to
realize that those hyphenated names represented covenants of blood that were
cut between some of the royal families of England and Europe. It is an
aspect of kheseed denoting grace, kindness, favor and benevolence between
covenanted families. kheseed is the core of covenant. It describes what we
could call an "alter ego." Let me explain. When a person is in a covenant
relationship, their covenant partner virtually becomes their alter ego,
their "other self."

It would be appropriate to compare this to the relationship and the covenant
bond that the Lord has developed between Della and me. In more than 30
years of marriage, fellowship with one another, enjoying each other's
companionship, laboring together in the Kingdom and walking with one another
through life's adventures, we have so become One with each other that
whenever anyone sees Della or me -- even if the other person isn't around at
the moment -- they see the other. If you see Della, you see me. If you see
me, you see Della! You get the picture. She is my counterpart, my other
self. I am her counterpart, her other self.

On numerous occasions in previous Coffee Breaks, I've talked about the
significance of the Greek word, onoma, (translated "name" in the New
Testament) and how it goes way beyond the concept of one's name in meaning.
Paralleling the Hebrew, shem, it denotes one's character and very makeup,
their personality, their identity, their rank and power, their honor,
integrity and authority. Thus, the taking of each other's name within the
framework of covenant symbolized their taking of each other's character,
rank and honor and backing it with each other's integrity.

It is said that kheseed is the core of covenant. To this we can add, shem.
Now you begin to understand the very covenant nature of what Jesus said when
He told His covenanted disciples, "All power is given unto me in heaven and
in earth. Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, immersing them in the
character, the nature, the makeup, the rank and authority of the Father, and
of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you....." (Matthew 28:18-20 with my emphasis)

Intrinsic to the covenant that Jesus Christ made with us, and our acceptance
and commitment to His covenant, is the change of our onoma, our shem. Our
name is changed. We now become known as "Christ- ians." Once we have been
baptized -- immersed - INTO Jesus' onoma (shem), we are "in Christ." At the
same time, we get to partake of the Table of the Lord and in so doing, we
"eat of Christ" (in a symbolic way, and yet there is real significance to
this eating) and in so doing, demonstrate "Christ in us." That sounds
really strange, I know, to put it that way (and, PLEASE, don't go running
off and thinking I'm promoting some weird doctrine!) 

Nevertheless, our acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Covenant in a
very literal spiritual sense (and we are first and foremost spirit beings)
means that we take Him into us in order to initiate the transformation, the
re-creation, and the restoration of the image and likeness we were first
designed for.

In the place of blood, the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus flows in our veins
as a result of His new covenant with us. That's the implication of our
being able to take advantage of the Table of the Lord. Instead of halving
in two the bodies of heifers, lambs and partaking of their roasted flesh in
an earthly covenant, we partake of the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, which
was given for us, in the symbol of the bread.

Instead of drinking blood mingled with wine as ancient heathen customs once
held, we simply drink wine -- because of Jesus' command to us -- (Yeah, I
know. Some folks have a religious thing about drinking grape juice instead,
but it's still all the same thing!) as representative of His shed blood.
(Interestingly enough, wine is often referred to as "spirits" in colloquial
speech, and it IS representative, in this case, of the Spirit of Life in
Christ Jesus.)

In so doing, we regularly remember His covenant of blood, and the sacrifice
He paid when His body was given for our healing and our deliverance from the
curse of death, disease and infirmity and put to death on the Cross that we
might enter into an eternal covenant bound by His Word which NEVER fails and
is inviolable, and implemented in our lives by a living faith.

Now maybe you're beginning to understand my early comments about how the
whole concept of covenant has been so diluted and watered down throughout
the centuries that we've lost the true sense of it. Yes?

Now maybe you can begin to get a grasp on the New Testament (Covenant) and
the use of the word, agape, (in place of the Hebrew kheseed) as the
descriptor by which the Lord commands relationship.

Put that within Jesus' statement, "By this shall all men know that you are
my disciples, if you have (love) agape-kheseed for one another."

Make sense?

Jesus wasn't talking about some kind of "sloppy agape," or some kind of
mushy-gushy "Oh, I love you," kind of malarkey like we see so often in the
body of Christ today. He was talking about covenant! He was talking about
standing with each other to the death! He was talking about our putting our
lives on the line for one another as fellow-Christians and members of that
body He took to the Cross!

By THAT shall all men know we are His disciples. By agape-kheseed will the
world know that we have a relationship that defies the understanding of
today's world!

Remember what Paul wrote? "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or
peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor
height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from
the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:35-39)

That's a statement made from the perspective of covenant. That is a perfect
visual of kheseed. Within the framework of covenant, kheseed describes a
condition in which each other's blood flows in each other's veins: so deep
is the sense of caring and covering for each other.

Are you beginning to understand my continuing comments about how the concept
of covenant has been so diluted and watered down throughout the centuries
that modern society -- and particularly Christians -- have lost the true
sense of it?

I said this before and I'll say it again: maybe you can now begin to get a
grasp on the New Testament (Covenant) and the use of the word, agape, as the
graphic picture of the kind of relationship Jesus commands.

In Biblical times, covenant relationships defined the character and nature
of those in covenant with each other. So deep was the sense of
responsibility and concern for each other that they would gladly die for one
another if the situation so demanded. It transferred over to the family
members within that covenant so that each party to the covenant, their
wives, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren -- and even aunts,
uncles and cousins -- all became identified with each other.

The entire Old Testament -- the word "testament&quo t; all by itself scarcely
conveys the whole picture -- is a picture of God's covenant -- His first
covenant -- with Abraham and his descendants. Everything framed in the Old
Testament is described within the structure of covenant relationship.

OK. How about this from David's writings? "He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." (see
Psalm 91)

THAT's covenant writing!

"I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him
will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and
under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

"Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that
flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the
destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and
ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with
thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked."

David KNEW the implications of His covenant relationship with God. He KNEW
what kheseed meant as it related to the Lord. He KNEW the tender mercies
and lovingkindness of the Lord. He KNEW what it meant to be protected and
covered by a covenant-keeping God whose existence was wrapped up in his. He
KNEW the love of the Lord in a dimension that -- sadly -- too many
Christians today fail to see.

Watch how David describes the covering and protection, the zeal of the Lord
on his behalf.

"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."

Go back for a second to our review of Abraham and the Lord, and the covenant
that God made with him. Remember the "smoking furnace" and the "burning
lamp" that depicted the physical presence of the Lord as He passed between
the broken pieces of the animals? Remember the analogy of the smoke and the
cloud as the covering and protection of the Lord as a portion of His part of
the covenant to Abraham?

Good! Now you understand where David was coming from when he wrote this
Psalm.

Everything -- and I do mean EVERYTHING! -- written in both Old and New
Testaments comes from the perspective of the blood covenant.

Let's wrap this up with the concept of aphiémi -- erasure, eradication of
the past -- finishing the picture. By fulfilling the old Covenant with His
suffering, His death on the Cross and His resurrection from the dead, Jesus
implemented a new Covenant, a New Testament on our behalf. Those who accept
and acknowledge Jesus' sacrifice as the Son of God, and His authority to
create this New Covenant, and enter into this Covenant through repentance
and water baptism literally have the remission -- aphiémi -- of their sins,
and everything that goes with it: sickness, disease, infirmity, weakness,
poverty, vulnerability to death, etc.

Aphiémi applies to the curse that came upon the human race when Adam ate of
the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. It also applies to the
cancellation of everything that the curse brought with it. We just have to
appropriate it.

And there's more! Next week, let's take a deeper look at "The Law of the
Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus" from both a judicial and experiential
perspective.

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. 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#. Let us
minister to your need for healing!

Blessings on you!
Regner
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 12

January 11, 2014

Lauren Jackson is the daughter of Lisa and Walter Jackson. Lisa, as many of
you know, is our sister in the Lord who is a personal banker at Wells Fargo
in Victoria, TX. Walter is a longtime pastor, minister of the Gospel, and
childhood friend of Chuck Pierce.

Lisa called us a couple weeks back and told us that Lauren had been
diagnosed with Leukemia and asked us to pray for her. The doctors were
planning a series of tests on Lauren and preparing a treatment regimen.
Lauren had an appointment this week for a review of the tests.

This past Sunday we lifted Lauren up before the Lord and decreed the
cleansing of her blood and the removal of every trace of Leukemia. On
Wednesday Lisa went with Lauren to see the doctor. He gave her a clean bill
of health and told her there was not so much as a trace of Leukemia in her
blood.

I absolutely love it when we get to see the Lord do this kind of healing!
And, folks, we've only just begun!

Let's go a different direction today in this ongoing discussion of aphiémi
healing and talk about just what it means to eat faith. OK, now! Don't
look cross-eyed at me like that! I know that sounds weird but bear with me
as we take a whole different track as we talk about healing.

Hebrews 10:38: Now the just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back,
my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

Despite the fact that this command occurs four times in the Word, Gods
people still have a tendency to struggle with it. For many, faith is an
intangible. It isnt something you can get a hold on. Its almost mystical
and ethereal.

The issue is that faith is inherent in Jesus character, makeup and
personality. It goes with Him. No Word was ever spoken by Him that didnt
come forth out of faith.

Lets take a minute to define just exactly what faith is and what it
consists of.

Faith is the material substance of those things expected and hoped for,
being both title-deed and evidentiary proof of their reality the absolute
knowing that those things we expect exist, even if we cant see them at the
moment using our natural senses. (Hebrews 11:1, RAC Translation and
Amplification #1)

Let's try this one more way: "Now faith is the concrete foundation, the
support, the evidentiary proof, the title deed of those things those
material objects expected and trusted for, the convincing evidence of
those things not previously seen in the natural realm." (Hebrews 11:1, RAC
Translation and Amplification #2)

Of all the characteristics of the Lord Jesus Christ weve heard throughout
the years, living and operating by faith is probably the most used, the most
misused, the most misunderstood, and the simplest of all to function in 
once the revelation of faith unfolds.

We just said that faith is inherent in Jesus' character, makeup and nature.
Faith is the very essence of God. It is the very substance of His makeup.
He cannot speak with uttering faith.

By the same token, if we are to be restored into His image and likeness that
same character of faith must be operable in us.

As the apostle Paul noted, I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from
the simplicity that is in Christ." (II Corinthians 11:3)

The body of Christ has suffered from the complicating of faith, and there is
nothing complicated about it. Faith is rooted, grounded and substantiated
in the very essence of God Himself.

1. Faith is both spirit and substance.

2. Faith is activated by the Word (rhema) of God.

3. Faith is the essence of Gods life (zoe).

4. Everything that God speaks comes out of His faith.

5. God cannot speak anything that does not come out of His being by faith.

6. The substance of faith manifests by the Spirit.

7. Paul tells us that Jesus is the brightness of Gods glory and the
express image of His person; that as such He upholds (phero > energko:
energizes and sustains) all things by the Word of His power. The power of
His Word, therefore, is His faith!

8. Faith, therefore, is the substance resource. It is like a warehouse of
substance material, existing in the dimension of the spirit, from which the
Word of faith draws upon to create.

9. The Word of Faith can only activate and be put in force by a confession
of our mouth spoken in agreement with what the Spirit is saying. Our mouths
become the necessary activator the creator of that which we expect to
see.

10. Faith calls those things into being whether events, circumstances,
material goods or spiritual conditions: whether, healing, deliverance,
restoration, financial provision, etc. that dont yet appear in this
natural realm, but exist as substance in the warehouse of the Spirit so that
they move from the spirit-realm into the natural, visible realm. This
requires the spoken word.

11. Everything that was ever created began its existence first in the
warehouse of faith.

12. Everything that was ever created came into this realm by speaking.

13. In order for Jesus faith to be active and energized in us, we must
first hear it from Him.

14. Having heard the Word spoken (the rhema) to us by the Lord, the
energizing force of faith is now ready to flow through our mouths with the
same creative power inherent in the Lord Jesus.

15. Faith pleases God when active in us because we are functioning in the
way He created us.

16. Living by faith and speaking faith brings us back to the image and
likeness of God in which we were created and permits us to resume our
rightful role as co-creators of Gods Will and purposes in the earth.

17. The Kingdom of God enlarges its borders and increases its territory as
we speak the Word of faith weve heard from the Lord.

Galatians 5:6: For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything,
nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh (energeo: energized, empowered,
made active and effective) by love.

We said a minute ago that the energizing power of Gods Word is faith. John
tells us in his first epistle that God is love! He doesnt just love, He IS
love! That means that love and faith work together. No love: no faith.
No faith: no love. They are inseparable from each other.

Because God is Love, and Jesus came from the Father, He is Love. For us to
eat at the Table of the Lord of Jesus flesh, therefore, is to eat of His
love.

I John 4:7-13: Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not
knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God
toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that
we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that
he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation (hilasmos: reconciler,
to cause to expire, expiator, to substitute for) for our sins. Beloved, if
God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is
perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because
he hath given us of his Spirit.

We can say then that the energizing force of faith is love. This is why the
apostle James made the following statement in his letter to the body of
Christ:

James 2:14-18: What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath
faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be
naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in
peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those
things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith,
if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast
faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will
show thee my faith by my works.

The works that faith produces are the evidence, therefore, of love agape
love. James could easily have said, I will show you my love by my works.

If Holy Spirit is the force by which love and faith come into being, it
follows that we must be filled to overflowing with Holy Spirit and become
channels for Holy Spirit to flow through us with the Love of God.

Ephesians 5:17-20: Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the
will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be
(being) filled (continually) with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your
heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the
Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Are you seeing the Table of the Lord in this? The instruction is for us to
drink of Holy Spirit continually to the point where we are drunk where we
have too much Holy Spirit. When we have too much Holy Spirit, it has to go
somewhere; and that means it bubbles out in the form of demonstrating love.

John 3:34-35: For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for He
does not give the Spirit by measure (metron: limited degree or measured
portion). The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
(NASB)

The Table of the Lord has not been set before us so that we just barely get
enough of the Word, and a little of Holy Spirit to go along with it: it has
been spread so that we eat and eat and eat of the Word, so that we eat and
eat and eat of the Love of God, so that we eat and eat and eat and hear in
our spirits that rhema that generates the Jesus faith in us to go forth
empowered by the Holy Spirit.

The Table of the Lord is the abundant life that Jesus came to give. Jesus
said it like this: John 10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly.

Everything about the Table of the Lord is abundance. Everything about Jesus
is abundance.

1. Jesus love is so abundant that He gave Himself for us.

2. Jesus faith is so abundant that He has given us a storehouse of its
substance.

3. Holy Spirit has been given to us to facilitate that abundance and to
provide us with a means to draw upon the warehouse of faith in Heaven.

Each time we eat at the Table of the Lord we eat the Bread of Life, the
Bread of Love, the Bread of Faith, and the Bread of Blessing. Each time we
drink of the Cup, we drink to ourselves the empowerment of the Word; and
with it, the empowerment of agape Love, and with that, the empowerment of
Faith. Holy Spirit is the energizer, the force-employer, the power behind
the Word. Thus, Jesus said:

John 6:53 (NASB): Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of
the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.

Matthew 26:26-28: And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed
it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is
my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, (diatheke:
devisory will, covenant) which is shed for many for the remission
(aphesis-aphiemi: total pardon, complete deliverance, freedom [from]) of
sins.

Ephesians 3:17-21 (Amp): May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell 
settle down, abide, make His permanent home in your hearts! May you be
rooted deep in love and founded securely on love, That you may have the
power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints (Gods
devoted people, the experience of that love) what is the breadth and length
and height and depth of it: [That you may really come] to know 
practically, through experience for yourselves the love of Christ, which
far surpasses mere knowledge (without experience); that you may be filled
(through all your being) unto all the fullness of God [that is] may have
the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled
and flooded with God Himself! Now to Him Who, by {in consequence of) the
[action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His
purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask
or think infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes
or dreams To Him be glory in the church and in Jesus Christ throughout all
generations, forever and ever. Amen so be it.

Jesus faith operating in and through us is the substance by which love
is measured. Since faith works by love and without love our faith is
nothing more than a religious word it therefore follows that the works of
which James speaks are the substantive proof, the evidence of Jesus love
working and operating in us. James might just as easily have written, Even
so faith, if it hath not love, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say,
Thou hast faith, and I have love: show me thy faith without thy love, and I
will show thee my faith by my love.

Jesus faith always produces substance and evidentiary proofs that everyone
could see. Jesus faith isnt something He has to wind up His willpower
screw in order to activate. It is inherent in His very nature and makeup.
It simply is not possible for Him to function in anything other than faith.

He constantly admonished the disciples as well as those whom He taught 
to have Gods faith. It was the Fathers working in Him that clearly
proved it. The following example is the clearest demonstration of it.

Mark 11:12-14: And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was
hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he
might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but
leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto
it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter forever. And his disciples heard it.

Jesus didnt have to stop and think about whether He was talking to an it
or not. It mattered not that He was speaking to a tree and not some person.
He knew that the tree must obey Him because it was a created thing which
existed only because He first spoke it.

Mark 11:20-24: And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig
tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto
him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And
Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (Have Gods faith!) 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.

Jesus couldnt have been clearer. 30 times in the four gospels, Jesus either
commanded faith, commended people for their operation of Gods faith, or
rebuked people for their lack of faith.

There is no excuse for us as believers who sit and eat at the Table of the
Lord to live and demonstrate anything but the faith of God. Every time we
eat of the bread, we are eating of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and His
faith! Every time we drink of the cup, we are drinking of the very
life-flow of Holy Spirit and Holy Spirit ONLY functions and flows with
faith Gods faith!

Healing conference calls have resumed with our normal schedule. If you are
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Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 11
January 4, 2014

Jim Christianson spent many years as a rather prominent trial attorney in
California until the Enemy tried to take his lights out with multiple bites
from a brown recluse spider. Those attacks resulted in the loss of his left
leg above his knee through three separate amputations, and the loss of his
left eye. Added to that was the amputation of his right leg below the knee
due to a freak infection following an accident and a broken ankle. Add to
that his having been crushed in a grain elevator and having his body
compressed into a space of 17 inches with the result that the upper part of
his vertebrae was crushed and three discs disintegrated.

For the last few years, Jim has lived in pain and had to deal with a
continuous grinding noise every time he tried to turn his neck. He has been
unable to sit up straight, and of course even with prosthetics he finds
himself pretty much relegated to a wheel chair.

Two weeks ago, Jim flew here from Ketchikan, Alaska to spend some time with
us. During the first Sunday gathering in which he was present, our group
was able to lay hands on him and minister healing to him. He experienced
instant healing in his back, the return of complete mobility and movement
with his neck, and healing of some old football injuries in his shoulders.

Last Sunday, we prayed over his eyesight. The next day he reported that for
the first time he was able to open the blind eye partially. A visible pupil
is forming in the eye-socket and the tear duct has begun to come alive. He
has also been experiencing the sensation of feeling both of his feet
(neither of which are visible yet), being able to flex his leg muscles and
curl his toes. It is a sign of things coming! What Jim is experiencing is
not just restorative but re-creative miracles! Praise God, folks! This is
what it is all about! This is what Jesus promises in His Word, and this is
what we MUST act upon!

Now, let's pick up another facet today of aphiémi healing and talk about the
change of character that takes place when we eat regularly and consistently
with faith at the Table of the Lord.

Take a look at some of the principles of change that Paul describes in his
letters. 

II Corinthians 3:18: But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even
as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Romans 12:1-3: I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God,
that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God,
which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be
ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that
good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. For I say, through the grace
given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more
highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath
dealt to every man the measure of faith.

As I frequently enjoy doing, let me re-translate this from the original
Greek text so as to clarify some of the archaic English used in the KJV.

Romans 12:2 (RAC Translation) : Do not fashion yourself after the manner of
this world: but be transformed – metamorphosed through obedience to the
processes of Holy Spirit – by the renovation and restoration of your mind
and thoughts so that you will be able to endure the crucible of testing and
be approved by God, showing and demonstrating His goodness, being in total
agreement with His Word and His Will, coming into His completeness and
maturity.

Eating of the Table of the Lord is designed to produce the change of
character, personality and makeup of those who partake of His flesh – His
Word – and drink of His Spirit. If we eat at His Table and don’t see
demonstrable change in ourselves, we are treating His Table as anaxios,
commonplace and ordinary – not discerning the Lord’s Body.

Let's talk for a minute about this Greek word, anaxios. This is could
literally be translated: unfit. The context of its usage here is to treat
irreverently, and more specifically, as incapable of any spiritual
consequence or, lacking in any transformative power or ability.

Now, put that in the picture of Jesus' instruction to the Disciples when He
said, "Do this in remembrance of me." That was NOT a suggestion, and it was
never intended to be some kind of dead, lifeless, ritual. It is also why
Paul made clear in his letter to the Ekklesia in Corinth that because some
were treating it ritualistically without any thought of spiritual
conveyance, "For this cause many are weak and sickly (diseased and impotent)
among you, and many sleep (die prematurely) ."

Consider, then, just why Jesus made the following statements:

Matthew 6:25, 31-32: "Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your
life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what
ye shall put on."

"Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Therefore take
no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,
Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles
seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these
things."

Because the curse of death, disease, sickness, weakness and poverty came
upon the human race by virtue of that which was eaten, worrying and fretting
over what we eat, what we drink and how we clothe ourselves has become
perhaps man’s greatest priority. It stems out of the fear of death. That
fear came upon man because of eating the “Knowledge of Evil.”

The Table of the Lord is designed specifically to deliver us from fear – ALL
FEAR!

1. Fear drives disease and sickness.

2. Fear drives and compels disobedience to the Word.

3. Fear causes us to compromise our standing in God.

4. Fear prevents us from receiving, taking and possessing all that God has
for us.

5. Fear robs us of the Blessing of Abraham.

6. Fear causes us to alter our behavior around family members because of
what they might say or how they might react to our liberty in Christ Jesus.

7. Fear is faith gone negative. It has all the power of faith, but it is
destructive power – NOT creative power, NOT restorative power, NOT healing
power.

We have talked about the following instruction already in this series of
Coffee Breaks, but let's revisit Paul's command to Timothy and amplify it a
bit.

II Timothy 2:15-17: Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun
profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;

And again, here is my translation and amplification from the Greek.

II Timothy 2:15-17 (RAC Translation) : 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.

Stand aloof from, and avoid the untested, untried “word” which comes forth
from those who would propagate speculation and create their own doctrines.
These profane speculations and so-called “words” are empty babblings which
will only serve to advance ungodliness;

And those who spread these doctrines will only yield a gangrene pasture – a
source of poison to those who ingest their “word”…..

Eating at the Table of the Lord produces the Word in us – that change and
transformation which enables us to endure trial, testing, persecution – all
of which work to produce the hardness and strength of character that result
from the testing (in the midst of the crucible) when we resist the world.

Notice Paul's last statement (above) in the portion of his letter to
Timothy: “And those who spread these doctrines will only yield a gangrene
pasture – a source of poison to those who ingest their “word”…..

The poison that comes into our spirits from eating of these speculative
doctrines predicated on the untested and untried Word not only contaminates
our spirits but also results in physical sickness, decay and even death.
Let me take a minute to give you some examples.

Hyper-grace: This is a teaching which blows the concept of God's grace
totally out of proportion. Perhaps the biggest crime -- and spiritual
poison -- that comes from eating of this doctrine is that it removes the
need for the crucible and the testing of the Word.

Ultimate Reconciliation: This is a doctrine straight out of Hell. It is as
damnable a heresy as has ever contaminated the body of Christ! It
essentially states that there is no such thing as an eternal judgment in
Hell; that "a loving God would never keep people in torment for eternity" ;
and/or that "God would never destroy Lucifer/Satan and subject him to
everlasting torment in fire"; and, finally, that "God, in an act of love,
will ultimately reconcile Satan to Himself, and everyone -- even those who
are in Hell for a time -- will be reconciled to Himself in a final act of
salvation."

No Hell: A companion doctrine to that of ultimate reconciliation, this one
teaches that Hell is not a place of everlasting torment or destruction and
that translators have really screwed up by comingling the concepts of
Gehenna, Hades and Sheol (the Hebrew and Greek terms that occur in the
original texts).

Perhaps someday I can take the time to explore these heresies in greater
detail and explain why so many folks have fallen into such error. The point
is that each of these teachings essentially does away with the need for
God's people to endure trial, testing, fire, persecution, etc.: in other
words, the necessity of the Word being tested in us in the midst of the
crucible.

John deals with the need for transformation and testing like this (and again
this is my translation and amplification) :

John 1:12-13 (RAC Translation) : But as many as believed in and responded to
Him, to them He gave the authority and ability to become – and be
transformed into – begotten children of God, specifically to those who
entrust their future existence and well-being by faith in His name, rank,
position, character, personality and being; who were begotten, not of flesh
and blood, nor because human flesh determined it by its own decision, nor
because the mind and intellect of man seized upon it and willed it into
existence, but by God as a sovereign act of His Will and determination.

Change and transformation begins at the Table of the Lord, but there is a
process of change that goes like this:

1. Change is first initiated because we hear the call and the drawing
of Holy Spirit within our beings. Change requires a response of obedience
predicated on believing His Word and the voice of His Spirit.

2. Our character and nature begin a process of transformation -- a
metamorphosis, if you please -- so that we as spiritual beings can be joined
to Him.

3. No act of our flesh is involved in this process.

4. We are begotten by the Spirit in a genetic sense of the word. There
is a change of our DNA.

5. Neither strong personality, nor an intellectual decision to become
“One” with Him play the slightest part in any transformation which takes
place in our life.

6. We cannot “will” ourselves to become a part of the Bride, nor can we
“choose” by arbitrary decision or mental acquiescence to participate in
anything which the Lord is doing in us and in His people.

7. Everything which occurs as a part of the developmental processes
initiated by Jesus Christ through His death and resurrection, does so
because Father first spoke it, willed it so, and -- by and through His
Spirit -- called those who are undergoing the processes.

8. Everything that Father wills for us and draws us toward must be put
to the test so that we can join -- not simply legally, but experientially --
the Lord Jesus Christ as joint-overcomers at the right hand of the Throne of
God. (see Revelation 3:21)

Am I making sense? Are you grasping the picture? Do you see why the Word
so emphasizes the need for our change of character?

It is no exaggeration to say that our healing and continued health hangs on
this change of character and metamorphosis from the old sinful creation to
the new. Minus this change, even if we receive healing from some sickness
or affliction at the moment, we are candidates for that same sickness or
disease to return. This is true simply because the change in us that
effects the transformation of our DNA (spiritually and physically) must
occur if we are to be free of the sin-and-curse- contaminated DNA associated
with our old creation.

Whewww!!! That was a mouthful, wasn't it? Anyway, you get the picture!
Once again, the forgiveness and remittance -- aphiémi, if you will -- of our
past sins, errors, and blunders, whether deliberate or unintended, plays
into our healing and continued health.

Let's wrap up today with something that Paul writes to the Philippians:

"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those
things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:13-14) 

We'll continue next week on this topic but I want to take a bit of a
different approach.

Healing conference calls resume Monday, January 6th. If you are in need of
healing please join our prayer conference calls on either Monday, Wednesday
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Happy New Year and Blessings on you!

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Post  Admin on Sat 28 Dec 2013, 5:36 pm

Another Coffee Break:
Aphiémi Healing, Part 10
December 27, 2013

As we get ready to enter the year 2014 on our Gregorian Calendars, it is
important to remember that we have already entered the year 5774 on the
Hebrew Calendar. And rather than refer to it as the Hebrew Calendar, we
will simply call it God's Calendar! That said, we are in the Year of the
Open Door! An entrance is being provided for God's people into a realm of
His presence that most Christians only dream about. The feast that the Lord
has set before us at His Table is beyond anything your natural mind can
comprehend! Ready?

John 6:53-58: Then Jesus said unto them, 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.

What Jesus did by instructing us to eat of Him was to reveal a process that
the world simply cannot get a hold of. This is a spiritual picture and it
is a spiritual reality. It defies human reasoning, and as a result many
believers fail to grasp the significance of what we have available with
Christ in us.

Those of you familiar with Jesse Duplantis' testimony of being in Heaven
will remember the experience when he saw Jesus merging into the father and
then coming back out. In the realm of the Spirit the physical restrictions
associated with corporeal (physical) existence simply vanish. In the realm
of the Spirit, none of the laws of physics apply. There is no time in the
Spirit, and there is no space. If you’ll pardon the Sci-fi illustration,
this is “interdimensional living.”

[It is one of the reasons why so many Christians have gotten blindsided by
the Enemy. They think that evil spirits cannot inhabit their bodies --
especially if they have accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior. What they
fail to understand is that our bodies have been specifically designed by God
in the first place as "spirit containers." That's a discussion I'd like to
pursue, but this isn't particularly the time or place I want to get into
that. We can consider that aspect of our makeup in a later discussion.]

Jesus tells us that if we eat and drink of Him, we are in Him and He is in
us. We have been merged together. The apostle Paul explained it like this:

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 Father, but that
Father came to earth IN JESUS! This was a real conundrum for Philip. He
couldn’t figure things out. Jesus was telling the disciples that He was
getting ready to leave and prepare a place for them in His Father’s house.
Philip said to Jesus (and I’m paraphrasing) , “Lord, we’ll understand things
a whole lot better if you’ll show us the Father.

John 14:9-11: Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and
yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the
Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? Believest thou not
that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto
you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the
works. Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works’ sake.

The body of Christ still doesn’t grasp this. We don’t really grasp it yet.
We have a concept and perhaps an image of it in our minds but lack the
revelation. If we can receive this revelation and allow it to permeate our
beings, it will radically change how we think, how we live and how we
function day-to-day.

This is why and how Jesus could follow what He said to Philip with this:

John 14:12-14: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do;
because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that
will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any
thing in my name, I will do it.

Understand? The revelation of this is that whenever we ask anything of
Father in the name of Jesus, we are asking Father just as if Jesus were
doing it. If He is in us, then Jesus is making the request.

This is how the onoma of the Lord works in us, through us, with us, around
us. His onoma is His character, His makeup, the very essence of who He is!
With His onoma comes His authority, His power — AND — His relationship with
Father. Pretty simple isn’t it? We’ve so complicated this that we’ve lost
sight of who and what Jesus is in us. It isn’t just Him! It is Father, as
well.

John describes it like this:

I John 2:24-29 (NASB): "As for you, let that abide in you which you heard
from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you
also will abide in the Son and in the Father. This is the promise which He
Himself made to us: eternal life. These things I have written to you
concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing
which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone
to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true
and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. Now,
little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have
confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming."

If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone also who practices
righteousness is born of Him. This is how we receive revelation. Jesus had
said that if He left He would send another “comforter” — the Paraklete —
Holy Spirit. Now, put all that together and what do you have? We live in
Jesus Christ. We live because of His sacrifice. We live because we eat and
drink of Him.

But there’s more!

Because we eat and drink of Jesus, we also eat and drink of Father.
Therefore, Father is in us. Both Jesus AND Father live in us. But still
there’s more!

Jesus had said He was sending Holy Spirit. Here’s how He put it:

John 14:16-21: "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth;
whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth
him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will
not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in
you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth
me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him,
and will manifest myself to him."

Jesus was saying that despite the fact that He was departing from the earth
in physical form, He was still in us, and so was Father. But more than
that, He was sending Holy Spirit to be with us.

And still there was more! Jesus promised that He — Holy Spirit — would also
be in us! This is why He said to the disciples,

"And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the
city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high."

The “power from on high” was Holy Spirit — the force that energized the life
and Word of Jesus Christ — and Father — in us.

When John began His Gospel, he wrote,

John 1:1-4, 12-14: "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. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

"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."

Jesus was the Word made flesh. We become the Word made flesh when we
confess with our mouths the Lord Jesus Christ. We become the Word made
flesh when we — with Christ in us — speak the Word that He spoke, and speak
it in agreement with Him and the Father. When we speak the Word in
agreement with Him, it becomes rhema! It has the force within it that keeps
the universe together!

Holy Spirit — dwelling with us and in us — energizes and empowers that Word
so that it has the same creative force that it had when Jesus spoke it.
What needs we have, we ask Father for in the onoma of Jesus. Father — in
Jesus — enacts those needs for us by means of the Holy Spirit who is both
with us and in us.

Are you beginning to grasp this picture? Are you getting the significance
of “Christ in us, the hope of Glory”? The apostle Paul expressed it like
this when he was writing to the Ekklesia in Colosse:

Colossians 1:26-27: "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and
from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would
make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the
Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory."

This is a revelation — the concept of Christ in us. With that revelation
comes the understanding that it is not only Jesus, the Son with His
anointing, but it is Father in us as well. More than that, we have Holy
Spirit dwelling in us, filling us and permeating us with God’s presence!
With Holy Spirit indwelling us as the power-generating force that gives life
to the Word (who is Jesus), we become Jesus to the world around us.

The light that radiated from Him was that same light that exploded into
being when He spoke those first words of Creation, “Light be!” That’s the
light that dwells in us when we are in the Anointed One and His anointing —
and He is in us!

John 8:12: "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life."

John 9:4-5: "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day:
the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am
the light of the world."

And Jesus commanded us to duplicate that by being in Him.

Matthew 5:14-16: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an
hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a
bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the
house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

The parallel that Jesus is drawing in this statement is that He didn’t light
us up with His presence just to stick us under a bushel and hide us from the
rest of the world. He illuminated us with Himself so that Father would
receive the Glory.

Matthew 10:7-8: "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at
hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:
freely ye have received, freely give."

We haven’t become Jesus to the world to do anything less than Jesus did. He
healed the sick. He raised the dead. He cleansed the lepers. He cast out
evil spirits with His Word. He broke the chains that held people captive.
He restored crushed spirits. And all of the power and authority to
accomplish everything that Jesus did has been invested in us. That’s why
Jesus made a point of stating that ALL authority was His, and His to
dispense.

Matthew 28:18-20: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power
(exousia—authority) is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the
end of the world. Amen.

ALL POWER — ALL AUTHORITY! Get it? That’s what resides in us by virtue of
the Father being in the Son, the Son being in us, Holy Spirit being with us,
in us and filling us ….. AND … us in Jesus!

Let’s try this again, expressing it just a bit differently.

Father and Son merge with one another. You see one — you see the other.
Holy Spirit is the energizing power — the same power that upholds everything
in the universe — of God the Father and God the Son. And that’s the same
power that resides in us. And that’s the same power that we reside in. So
how come we don’t experience this 24 hours a day?

The answer is simple enough. If we don’t see it, we don’t believe it. If
we don’t believe it, we can’t have it experientially. And herein lies the
crux of this issue: seeing this authority and power resident within us! The
problem is that we seek for signs or evidence with our natural eyes rather
than the eyes of Holy Spirit.

George Robinson has a rather unique way of ministering healing to folks. He
takes them "to the bosom of Father" where there is no sickness, no disease,
no infirmity, no organ failure -- in other words, where there is nothing
broken and nothing missing!

That's the key, folks! If we can see ourselves in Father; if we can see
ourselves in Christ; if we can see ourselves in the anointing of The
Anointed One, there is absolutely NOTHING that Jesus has paid for on our
behalf that we cannot have!!

We will pick it up here next week.
Happy New Year and Blessings on you!
Regner
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