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Every article on this web site is a message to the Overcomers, and NOT just this one. Each one involves an Overcoming of Satan to come into the Truth that is covered. Therefore it is not my intent to rehash everything once again as I cover what we shall see in the Book of Revelation concerning the ones who do Overcome. Just the key issues involved.
The Letters to the Churches contain so much, it is difficult to confine myself to a particular subject. I do not know everything about these verses, but I know enough to know the Light that is in them IS INFINITE.
I do recognize that these letters were only written to specific Churches, and not in themselves written to every church. However, I do believe that each letter contains a message for us in this day also, and we should pay attention to what is being said. All error is an activity of the flesh, and we all have the same fallen nature, and therefore, prone to making the same mistakes.
I will list all of the verses in these chapters, highlighting that which the Overcomers must overcome to come into their calling. Many that will read this will breath a sigh of relief when they realize that "Oh yeah, He has been doing this in me. So that is what I have been going through while I have been so alone and thinking I must be crazy."
The Overcomers in the Churches were NOT all the people in them, but only the few who had ears to hear, and then applied themselves to the Overcoming as so instructed by the Head of the Church (Ekklesia). We shall later see what happens to those who DO NOT Overcome.
I will make comments as we go through these scriptures, and then we shall put it all together.
1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;
2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Many feel condemned because they think negatively towards some minister(s). This is the work of the enemy to make us think we are the "bad guys." We ARE to "try ministers" to see of what they are made.
We all have the tendency to be a "finger pointer", a judging of others for the very thing of which we ourselves are guilty. This we must put off. At the same time, we must learn there is a difference between finger pointing false accusation, and discernment.
In Malachi 3:18, we read a very powerful verse concerning this day, and what our plight shall be.
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth Elohim and him that serveth him not.
We are in such confusion, and among such clever men, it takes DISCERNMENT to tell who is of Yahweh, and who is not. Now, I am not talking about the "gift of suspicion", but Spiritual DISCERNMENT. I want no part of creating judgmental people. At the same time, in our overcoming, we will come to the place where we cannot stand those that are "found to be liars"!!! And, this is the way we ARE SUPPOSE TO FEEL!!! Anyone who is NOT coming into this attitude is being made ONE WITH THE WHORE!!!
3 And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my nameís sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.
Anyone who has been called into the overcoming will go through hell. Just read through the "Editorials" for confirmation. Have you been able to bear it, done your best to keep your patience with what is happening, continued to work through it all, and not have fainted away??? Oh yeah, we all fail at times, but what has been your general track record? Have you kept going in spite of it all, and even after coming to a place of wanting to throw up your hands and walking away, you are still standing? You have not been tested by the Word of Yahweh until you have reached a point of quitting, and not only reached it once, but time after time.
In order to overcome, we must have that which gives us the opportunity to overcome. We have NOT progressed in the overcoming until we have been brought to the end of ourselves, to be brought into dependency upon Yahshua to get us through.
4 Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
Most of us were, in the beginning, turned on by something of Yahshua. As time goes by, we find out what kind of ground we are. Did the seed sprout, take root, and bear fruit, or did it wither away by the onslaught of "arid weather"? The enemy will try to rob us of our "First Love", count on it. This is only that which strengthens an Overcomer, and makes them MORE of a threat to Satan than they were in the beginning.
5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
Many, through the assault of the enemy, go through some "falling away." Everyone called into the overcoming will have to fight all hell to conquer this natural tendency of the flesh. As with John, what we first receive and eat can seem oh so sweet in the mouth, but oh so bitter in the belly after it has been assimilated.
We sometimes go into battle to win the adoration of the masses, the desire of the fallen ego. We come out with this ego brought to humilation through its mutilation. So mutilated that there is no breath left in it.
This is the "David" in us that goes after Goliath with passion, only to end up running in fear from the same army. What a list of characters are we all.
There is also a Spiritual understanding in this statement. From where have we fallen??? From the "Garden of Eden."
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.
The deeds of the Nicolaitanes is that which is religions "Clergy / Laity" system. This is where the Hierarchy rule, and the people MUST submit unto that headship, or "be lost." In this, people are made one with the headship, but NOT YAHSHUA. They displace Messiah by causing the people to follow them, and thereby worship them. This is true throughout Babylon from the Catholic Church right on down through all of the daughters.
We will have many Counterfeit "Dwelling Places of Zion" in the coming days. There is one going on right now in Texas. I have tried to get through to a few of them to no avail. The disillusionment coming to them will be horrendous. They hold many Truths, but as in every Tower of Babylon, have twisted them to their advantage. They have been made ONE WITH THE LEADER, soul tied to him, and their pride has cemented it all into place. This is an activity we MUST watch out for, or we will be taken in. Jezebel will do her best to so seduce us, but the true Overcomers will overcome such entrapments.
Yahshua hates this thing, for it does displace Him, and His rightful place in the hearts of the people.
7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)
I do not believe that every Overcomer will have to overcome poverty. However, if such a one has been called to control wealth in this last day, you can believe HE WILL BE TRIED SEVERELY, and that by suffering poverty. There is no other way to learn the value of money, or how extravagance should be controlled in its handling. We are living in the Land of Luxury, and have not the slightest idea in most cases, what being frugal means. We must learn this by being taught, and that comes ONLY by suffering poverty. That suffering comes by the "Spirit of Jezebel", as she knows what such a person will use the money for, and that means her defeat. She will do everything in her power to rob us of that which rightfully belongs to us.
There are many who have felt condemned, even under judgment because they do not show forth any material abundance blessing from Yahweh. I have to ask, since when is the gaining of the material a sign of Godliness???
Do I believe that we should be broke??? No, I certainly do not. However, I also realize that we shall not receive the wealth due us while residing in Babylon. It comes from the Kingdom Promises, and those only come to pass IN THE KINGDOM. Learn this one. There IS a taking of the wealth away from Satan who holds it illegally. This is done through "faith", and that through the "Cross Tomb and Resurrection" process of loosing that faith, and certainly NOT by the works of our own hands, or the use of Yahweh's Word in witchcraft. Again, this will be covered more thoroughly in the coming "Spirit of Jezebel" series.
I do believe that ALL OVERCOMERS will go through "tribulation." My writings are full of this one. Our walk is to be one of The Cross, and that is not an easy trip. Yahshua made it clear that we "enter the Kingdom through MUCH tribulation", and the Overcomers ARE headed for the Kingdom.
Anyone who preaches / teaches otherwise is most assuredly NOT an Overcomer, and should be shunned at all cost. It is these that are holding people IN BONDAGE to Jezebel's Babylon, and in doing so, have made themselves out to be nothing more than PRIESTS OF BAAL, who serve the very purpose of Satan on this earth.
and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Here-in is a very Strong Deception. All of Counterfeit Christianity is committing TREASON by their support of these vipers of Satan, the "Seed of The Serpent", who are in charge of instituting Satan's plans on this earthly plane. If you haven't read, "Jacob I Loved, Esau I Hated", you probably should do so. Without overcoming this deception, you can be of no value to Yahshua.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer:
Yeah, right! There are those that have suffered so much, they are afraid of looking around the next corner for fear of what is coming next.
If you have experienced much difficulty in this life, then fear is a tough one to overcome. The more we have found out things can go against us, the more fearful of more such disastrous events comes upon us.
There are also threats that come against us from the spirit realm which we think in our own imaginings are from our own mind. When this happens, this fear will cause things to happen against us, for fear produces a faith in us for them to take place. (i.e. Job: "The thing I feared the most came upon me.") The enemy wants us to believe for that which they have injected in our minds through fear. This gives them power, control over us, and that is what they want. These threats come mostly from the "Jezebelian Spirits", which I will cover in that coming series. In the meantime, who did Elijah run from and why??? From Jezebel who threatened his life, and this took place right after he got through calling fire down out of heaven. Fear can be a powerful force.
The answer? Perfect Love, for as John said, "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." This is a challenging word. The person hanging onto their life will have fear of what might happen to them. (Tell me about it.) I doubt if any of us have caught up with Paul who rejoiced in ALL of his trials, and his were far more severe than anything we have suffered in this day.
Then there is the person who has GIVEN UP their life that others might be saved. In this is the same perfect love that Yahshua had. The less that we are so concerned with our own life, and more concerned on the things of others, the less fear will have an affect upon us. This comes by the "loving NOT our life unto the death", which I will cover in the last lesson, "The Method To Use For Overcoming."
behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
This has not taken place as it shall in the days ahead. However, unknown to most, practice cases have been orchestrated to make sure the laws are working correctly for the days ahead, and most do not know how many have already suffered being thrown into prison. Laws have been implemented, and readied for the True Believer, to try them in another country under International Law. This has not been done for nothing.
We must prepare ourselves for whatever might come, and learn how to continue to Trust Yahweh, no matter what happens. We are real good at trusting Him until something awful takes place. Then we wonder all kinds of things, and our trust in Him diminishes considerably. This must not be so.
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satanís seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
The enemy's main intent is to get us to deny our faith. If we are not "sold out" to Him, we will never be able to stand against such onslaughts. They will bring everything against us allowed to try and make us so angry with Yahweh over what has taken place, that we will walk away from him in bitterness. We have not been tested all of the way until we have been brought to such a point of temptation. As with Job, we must learn the "If He would slay me, still will I serve Him." I have heard people give this as their testimony who had never been tried on this issue in their whole life. I have often wondered if it would hold true for them if they actually were brought to the point of denial.
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel,
The bottom line on this one is "ministry" for reward, and in my mind, does not matter if it is for position, fame, or MONEY, and most of the time it is for all three.
Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:
17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me:
Balak wanted Balaam to come and "curse Israel" for him. In reading the story, it would first appear that what Balaam did was all right, however, it obviously, by other scripture, was NOT. He should have easily discerned where Balak was coming from and refused any association with it. This he did not do, as the temptation of what Balak offered must have been great. He entertained the thought, and went down hill from that point.
This temptation will come upon the Overcomers, and in selling their ministry, will be selling their "Birthright." This is NOT a small thing folks, it is LARGE.
2nd Peter 2
15Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with manís voice forbad the madness of the prophet. 17These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever. 18For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error. 19While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. 20For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. 22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
NEVER should our revelations be sold under ANY pretext,
and "donation" IS a self justifying pretext for committing that evil.
And, make no mistake about it, it is EVIL.
It is also an INSULT to Yahweh. What? He is too feeble to provide for His Word to be dispersed???
Anyone charging for their books, audio and video tapes, is being influenced by the need for money, and that influence will show up in that which they sell. It makes it obvious to me that Yahweh has NOT supported what they have to say, so they resort to their own contriving, their OWN Knowledge of Good and Evil, of how to get their "ministry" published. This causes one to say that which is pleasing to the people, instead of that which pleases Yahweh. What pleases Yahweh is NOT a "big seller." However, Yahweh WILL support the endeavor that pleases Him.
I think this can be equated with the "money changers in the Temple" who SOLD the Sacrifices (Yahshua) for profit. It was the ONLY time Yahshua let the Lion of the Tribe of Judah side of Him out of the box, so to speak. What an awesome sight that was, and I want no part of the receiving end of that one.
This is in fact, the error of Balaam. That is, ministry for reward. (Long Teaching) It is such a STRONG SEDUCTION that it is listed here as a major matter that MUST BE OVERCOME. Those that do not overcome this one have a tough problem to face before Him.
to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
The error of Balaam ALWAYS leads to publishing / teaching false doctrine, for it is the enemy that is leading such in every way. False doctrine, as I have shown elsewhere on these pages, is eating that which is offered unto idols, and causes the people to commit fornication, by spiritually becoming a harlot, as they are following and therefore worshipping the author of that false doctrine.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate.
Here we see this one once again. Since I have already covered it, I will not say any more.
16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
This statement is full of revelation. The "Spirit of Jezebel" is a key ruling spirit in the Kingdom of Darkness. Since I will have a very extensive course on this subject within thirty days, I will not cover it here. I will only say this for now. Overcoming this one puts us into a war zone we do not know exists until we enter into it. This is a very strong spirit, and is the ruler over The United States. This one is extremely seductive, and it is she that is making the Priests of Baal look like the good guys, and drawing people unto them. When you come against this one in the natural, even as I do on this web site, it brings not only her wrath, but the wrath of those who do follow her. You have not experienced anything until you have encountered this spirit's wrath. Then, you have not overcome such until you can laugh concerning it.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
What are the "Depths of Satan"??? Well, what is his bottom line intent??? To take the earth away from Yahweh, and replace Yahshua with himself. When we become one with Jezebel, we become one with that endeavor. How many think they are ministering for Yahshua by the "Holy Spirit", when they are ministering for Satan by the Counterfeit of Yahweh's Spirit, JEZEBEL!!! Their doctrines which are directly opposite of the Truth are being preached to make them one with the fallen world, and they are not spiritually smart enough to even know it. What a story this one is. They have in fact joined Satan in taking the Bride AWAY FROM YAHSHUA, and give her to Satan, the Counterfeit Messiah, and realize NOT what they are even doing.
25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
29 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Again we are warned to not let what we have received be taken from us, and believe me, the enemy will try to take them from you. This will happen to every one called to be an Overcomer.
4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
Well, I am not worthy to talk on this one, for I have fallen down in so many ways over the years, that except for the washing Blood of Messiah, my garment is a totally wiped out mess. "Oh wretched man that I am." I have a long way to go to overcome on this issue. Anyone know what I mean???
5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
(I have already commented on this.)
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
Again we are warned to "hold fast to that which we have." Evidently this is an important issue, and one that takes overcoming to be able to do so.
12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
14And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
In time, I will bring forth a page on the "Broad and Narrow Ways." This gives much insight into what is being said here.
We must not let the enemy rob us of our fire. Yes, our over zealousness must be brought under control, but this does not mean losing the "fire that burns in our bones" for Yahshua, and all that He is.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
The Overcomer will easily recognize this type of church or ministry. They preach prosperity, while the reality is, they art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
Which class of people do we want to be numbered with??? The ones with material abundance gained in Babylon, or among those who have been tried by "fire"??? Which ones do you suppose the Overcomers will be among???
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
David said that he loved BOTH the "rod", and the "staff." The staff is for guidance, the rod for discipline. Until the attributes of "The Rod" become a "comfort unto us", we have not come to the place we need to be. And, do notice, that if He truly loves us, he WILL REBUKE AND CHASTISE!!! This is NOT the opinion of most who worship a little pussy cat god who sleeps on a soft silk pillow, and is only out to "bless them."
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
Then in Revelation 12, we find the Overcomers overcoming The Great Red Dragon who is:
1. "That Old Serpent"
Who is that "OLD Serpent", or maybe I might not be in error by saying "Serpent of Old"??? This is the deceiver of the whole earth who began his work by deceiving (seducing) Adam and Eve, which caused their fall, and the fallen nature of Satan, The Tree of the Knowledge of Good AND Evil, to come upon us ALL. In Overcoming The Serpent, we are Overcoming The FALL, and in that overcoming through "Loving NOT this fallen life unto its death", even the "death of the cross", are being brought unto the full and complete redemption / reversal FROM THAT FALL.
2. "The Devourer"
Here it is that we discover the visciousness of the "Devourer." He is dead serious about devouring, eating up and assimilating, anyone who is called into the Overcomer Company. Anyone so called will face trouble in every area of their life including marriage; family relationships; decision making; occupation; matters of money, its use and source; until the individual just may be "Suffering The Contradiction" of EVERYTHING that should be so in Yahshua as so promised!!! The individual will be understood by NO ONE, as it takes one to know one, and they will for a time, be isolated from all others. If such a person has even ONE other person that they can fellowship with, they should shout hallelujah, for they are in the mercy of Yah during this ordeal. Only those that are sold out to Yahshua the King, and their desire for Him, will make it through this severe dealing.
How many times I have heard the pride filled ego of a person testify of how much he suffered while in sin. They are so proud of how awful they were that they want everyone to know just how great they were in their wickedness. Then the people applaud and worship the knuckle head as if he were something great. Hey, you bought it, you got it, and don't bother me with it.
We have all reaped from what we have sown. That's just tough beans. When a person has truly repented, it is because he has truly seen how evil he was, and believe me, such a one is not wanting anyone else to know about how evil they were, and hopes that Yahweh will be merciful and not let the news of it be spread abroad.
However, it is an entirely different thing when you are going through hell when you are trying to do right. How unreasonable this seems to us. Not to Yahweh, but it sure enough does to us. These matters are allowed to come against us because we DO want to do right, and DO want to be an Overcomer. They are in fact the SOLE CONFIRMATION that we ARE on the right track!!!
In bringing this viciousness upon us, he will also use the offices of:
3. "The Accuser"
Those that are deceived and in the Strong Delusion will receive much help from the enemy's camp. They are applauded and raised up, and made to look like they are the very righteousness of the earth. Not so with an Overcomer. The enemy will not only attack the mind of the Overcomer with accusations, but viciously upon the minds of all those around them. In "Suffering The Contradiction", their very life will give much validity to the accusations, and thereby causing those around them to believe the accusations. Many are crushed to the ground, and do not realize what has happened to them. The accusations come subtly to gain a subconscious hold of a person's psyche. This contamination lies within the individual, and they realize not just how much control these contaminates have over them.
The "Accuser" does not just work from the spirit realm, but through people on this earth. Words have creative power in them. When they are spoken against us, whether to our face, or behind our back, they will come against us in power. When we are unsuspecting, the enemy will use them with great cunning to insert them into our mind, and that through people who become willing listeners to his accusations to so speak them against us. BEWARE.
4. "The Deceiver"
This one is a tough bean to chew, and few realize the Truth of the matter. I do not believe there is anything more traumatic to ones psyche than finding out you have been deceived. The larger the deception, the larger the trauma.
I think most assume that Yahweh will not allow them to be deceived. Nothing is further from the Truth. This runs from cover to cover in the Word of Yahweh. Think about it yourself for a minute. Can you see any evidence of the Deceiver working his wiles in the cover to cover Word??? Once you see it, you see how extensive his work has been. It is only our self-righteous pride that keeps us from thinking that we ourselves can be deceived. Like, "Oh, I am too smart to get deceived." And, "Yahweh would never allow that in my life." Oh really??? What makes you any better than the men of the Bible??? It has been so from the beginning as with Adam and Eve, right through most of the men of the Bible. Then take a look around. Do you see anyone in the world today that is deceived??? Are you so foolish as to think that you are somehow better, smarter than what they are??? The same ability to be deceived is in us ALL, and it is high time that we understood this.
Satan knows that he will be allowed to deceive, and works over time to get us to fall for those deceptions. He is far smarter in his craft than what we are, and therefore we are quite vulnerable.
Have you ever asked Yahweh, "Why did you let this happen to me"? Here-in is one of our greatest tests. That is the overcoming of deception, and you cannot overcome deception until you have suffered it. And, we are ALL being deceived in one way or another, as this Deceiver is deceiving the whole earth. The project is not so much in the avoidance of being deceived, but to discover WHERE we are being deceived, and come out of it. Then wise up through the experience, learning how this crafty one works so that it does not happen again. Only those that receive the "Love for The Truth" will do so. This is where the ego is crucified unmercifully, and at once its pride is mutilated beyond recognition.
In these attacks, a person can be made to feel:
|Worthless||I must be crazy|
|Sorrow||No recognition of who and what they are|
(This nation's number one mental disorder.)
|Secretly hated by everyone|
|So fallen they are lost||Stupid|
|Forsaken, a castaway||They have lived a wasted life|
|Loneliness||Discouraged, all is futile|
|Cursed with "Murphy's Law"||Not needed|
|They are sentenced to poverty||Harsh disappointment, Disillusionment|
|Extreme psychological trauma||and even thoughts that contemplate suicide|
To come into our "Calling as an Overcomer", we will have to overcome all of these emotions that are induced by the enemy of our souls in the war to overcome what has thus far been listed. These emotions are mostly stirred through their captivity to the "Fallen Ego" which is the entity in us that is being harassed by the attacks, and through these dealings, this work of the cross, these emotions are being set free from that Ego's captivity. The Ego MUST DIE, and for the Overcomer, DIE IT WILL!!! It cannot die until it is exposed, and it is the heat of these fiery trials that brings these impurities to the surface. Then it is that Yahweh, by His Spirit, can deal with them. Not until then are we worthy of His use.
As I noted in the Article concerning the fallen ego:
If you will get what is said here, then analyze what is going on in this world, you will come to the realization that EVERYTHING being done in the world, is being accomplished to please, satisfy one's own Ego (And yes, of course, for MONEY). This is true even when it seems that the individual is doing for others, for secretly within themselves, they are really only pleasing and satisfying themselves. Why else do athletes go for championships, politicians for a high office, or MINISTERS for the biggest church???
This becomes addictive, as once an individual does something outstanding, and their ego is satiated with fulfillment, they cannot do without it. When it wanes through its natural death, the person needs another hit, and goes forth to do something greater than before. This chase becomes wearisome in itself, but the individual is so addicted, they cannot give it up.
People who come into a Truth, and then see how many others do not
have the Truth they have come into, want to feel superior, and in that,
condemn all those who do not see what they see. Every denomination
(Babylonian Tower) has been built upon this premise. However, this type
of error does not negate the importance of ANY Truth that has been
I am not against entertainers being entertainers. However, this is really pronounced in them, and I mention it, for here it is clearly seen, and not to pick on entertainers per say. They can become worn out with the arduous road of entertaining, and have to take time off. Eventually, the need for the applause overtakes them, and back they go to their futility.
We ALL have the same ego that wants confirmation of how great it is. When presented with the cross, we can hang onto our life, our ego, or let it go cruelly, and in humiliating fashion to that so presented cross.
When the cross is applied to an individual, this Ego is being dealt its death blow. The more that it is dealt with, the more trauma it will go through, as everything it wants to be fulfilled will be taken away. This causes great emotional upheavals in the individual, as the Ego does not in any way like what is happening to it.
However, the further we go, the more freedom from it we will experience, and in that realize how wonderful it is to be so freed, for this is the very thing that keeps us out of what we greatly desire in Jahshuwah. And, the more we are freed, the more we can walk in Love, and the "being more concerned on the things of others than our own." Here it is that we can properly carry the burden for others, instead of our being SELF-centered and primarily concerned with our own problems.
Lets put them all together. What do Yahshua's letters tell us that we MUST overcome???
1. Apostles / ministers who are found to be liars, and they are many in this day.
2. Losing our patience, and fainting away from Yahshua.
3. Letting go of our "First Love."
4. The deeds of the Nicolaitanes who will try to get a hold on us with great cleverness of mind. We can recognize this taking place when we begin to worship a man instead of our Savior, and we let ourselves become one with him instead of our King.
7. Edomite Counterfeit Judaites
9. Maybe being imprisoned
10. Even unto martyrdom if necessary
11. The rampant false doctrines that reach over the earth in this day
12. The "Spirit of Jezebel." (This one is enough of a project just in itself.)
13. The depths of Satan, which might not sound like much until you are craftily seduced into it and did not know you were being so seduced.
14. Letting any of Yahshua in us die as seeds upon dry rocky ground.
15. To hold onto our "Fire", and not become lukewarm.
16. The temptations to a "Materialistic Christianity", but rather buy gold tried in the fire.
17. Our rebellion to the rebukes and chastising of Yahweh.
And then of course, there is:
Quite a list, right? Such a list could very well look overwhelming to some. Well, you are RIGHT!!! It brings us to the end of ourselves, and into the dependency upon Yahshua. Remember, it is not by our ability, our great intelligence, our masterful strength, but that of another, even Yahshua the Messiah. Knowing this, and the method to use for Overcoming, anyone can make it through to the victory. There will be many times that a person will think that they won't, but they will if they feint not in well doing. If we go through the Cross, The Tomb (the time of total darkness and no way out), WE WILL BE brought to the resurrection victory.
I can remember thirty years ago when I first saw the Office of the Overcomer, and I told Yah, "That's what I want. I have the Authority of Christ, and no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Let me at the devils." Ho ho, little did I know the war zone that I was entering. If I had known what I was getting into, I would never have entered. Never again do I want to ever make this trek ever again.
As I said above, We enter the fray as a David after Goliath, and then even as David, find ourselves running from the very army that we stood against.
We go in as sheep ready for the slaughter, but come out as "The Lion of The Tribe of Judah", as EVERYTHING works . . . WORKS for our good. The trials are our employees that develop us in Messiah.
Now, do yourself a favor, and do a personal study of what you have encountered, or are encountering of this list in your life. As with the Apostle Paul, the more we have encountered, the further we have come in the overcoming. How much has the experiencing of these matters in the overcoming RENEWED YOUR THINKING??? When you see the final result of your study, you will be Praising Yah for His mercy toward you, instead of grumbling and complaining over the life He has given you. Would you rather be left back in the blindness that others are suffering???
What is your destiny???
7He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
What are "ALL THINGS"??? This I cover next in
THE REWARDS OF OVERCOMING
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