THE SPIRIT OF DECEPTION

The Lord has drawn this to my attention as I have been hearing and reading strange things.
The spirit of deception is characterized by being sly, cunning and subtle in its infiltration in the minds of men. The devil, as the father of all lies, comes to steal kill and destroy and one of his ways is to present a lie dressed up as truth (as a wolf in sheep’s clothing), often disguised in the form of a so-called “revelation” from God. 
Deception is strongly associated with the spirit of pride and will flaunt itself with impressive words and terminology, giving the impression of authority. He will come in false teachings and gatherings (and many other ways) to deceive those that are not rooted in the Word of God.
The Lord clearly warned us to ‘take heed that no one deceives you’ Matthew 24:4, 
False prophets will arise (v.11) 23-26 et al. And Paul taught that in the latter times believers would give heed to ‘deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons’ 1 Timothy 4:1.
Remember that the devil also knows the Bible and used it to tempt Jesus in the wilderness. So, it contains truth, but it has a twist to it, tempting you with a sense of grandeur.
Using Scripture passages taken out of context, stringing it together to produce a “teaching”.
After having planted the corrupt “seed” of a false doctrine in your mind, the enemy will use
regularly or repeatedly occurring coincidences or similar type events which act as a support to a belief.  This is the work of deceiving spirits. 
“A little leaven leavens the whole lump”. Whole sects have started out with one little lie.
Whenever there is true revelation, the devil will try to distort it to lead many astray.
Test everything by the written Word of God and by the witness of the Holy Spirit.  Do not rationalize because someone with a big name has said something.
On the other hand, do not be skeptical and suspicious about something you haven’t encountered before if it is found in Scripture.
Be careful!  The devil, your adversary is walking around like a roaring lion to see whom he might devour.(1 Peter 5:8)  Think of Saul, who believed he was right, persecuting the Christians. God had to apprehend him with the light, striking him blind to get his mind renewed.
When you get these beliefs you either don’t feel secure sharing them or, you feel they ‘must’ be told. The belief is often felt as a ‘personal’ or ‘special’ revelation, causing you to be extra careful whom you share these beliefs with. It carries the feeling of exclusivity and special enlightenment, giving the impression that anyone who doesn’t “see” this is inferior and uninformed and on a lower level of understanding. 
How to guard against the spirit of deception:
  1. The Bible is our plumb-line, our lamp for our feet and has been divinely inspired. Get saturated in the Word of God.                                                                               2 Tim.3:16: “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”  Get saturated in the Word of God so that you will easily recognize something which does not ring true. 
  2. Test the tree by its fruit.  “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22).  Look at a person’s character – especially whether they want to be recognized, honored and acclaimed – not giving God the glory.  This is already happening.  A good example is Bileam.
  3. We also have the Holy Spirit to guide us into all truth. Pray lots in tongues, sing also in the Spirit.  Those who walk in the Spirit shall not fulfill the lusts of the flesh.
  4. Listen to God! Make the Lord your prime focus.
  5. Walk in love, humility and holiness.
  6. Do not be afraid to expose the lie. Take your stand for truth.
Prayer:
Father God, we come to You in the name of Jesus, asking that You would shine Your light into our minds and reveal any belief system which we have absorbed that is not of You. Lord, anoint our eyes that we can see your truth in the light.
We ask for discernment and wisdom to know what is of You and what is not!  Help us to expose and reject the things which are false and deceptive.  Help us also to recognize any new thing which the enemy wants to use to lead us astray – in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Convergence

CONVERGENCE
This is a time frame in which we need to take stock of where we are and where we are going in the Lord’s time-table – getting an eagle’s eye view of what God has been doing in our lives throughout the past year and where we stand in His plans and purposes for our lives. 
The Year 5777

We have entered the Hebraic New Year 5777, denoting extraordinary grace (Number 5) to bring the fulness (Number 7) and completeness of the 7-fold Spirit in expression.

CONVERGENCE – 

The Word “Convergence” has been ringing in my ear for a while now and I see that those who have been earnestly seeking the Lord are now going to step into a convergence where everything that has been deposited in them through the Holy Spirit is coming together in great fruitfulness and effectiveness in this season to fulfill their ultimate purpose.  

Many have felt frustrated because they have been longing for fulfillment, not knowing exactly how to to implement their gifts, talents and expertise in perfect sync with God’s plans for their lives.   But for those who have been seeking His face, walking in dependence on His leading, allowing the Holy Spirit to bring transformation in their lives (2 Cor.3:18) there is a convergence to step into their ultimate purpose.  Everything is coming together now in a convergence with heaven’s plans and our readiness, having been molded in the Potter’s hand and having been forged in the fire of affliction to be made ready for use in His hands.  The mature sons and daughters of God are arising to step into their predestined role, clothed in love and and the armor of light, wearing the apron of humilty.

All that God has deposited in us by the Spirit in the form of gifts, talents, skills, impartation, endowments, wisdom, understanding and revelation are at a convergence point, coming together in fulness of expression of His glory for such a time as this for His glory demonstration and at the same time fitly joined together with others in the body who have been prepared likewise. It is like different streams coming together forming one great river of glory in the unity of faith.  Great exploits will be done in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 4:15King James Version (KJV)

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

FRESH ALIGNMENTS
I sense that the LIGHT WILL COME ON in a suddenly for many who have been in the “Pushing” stage of birthing their vision and there will be CLARITY of PURPOSE and fresh ALIGNMENT with others in the body who are like-minded to break through into fulness of our promises.New ministry teams are going to be divinely “put together” by the Holy Spirit in unexpected suddenlies.

Many have been in pressing in for greater depths and heights in the spirit and I sense that we have come to a pivotal point with the Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. 

We as Christians are celebrating the glorious victory of Calvary today, knowing we have a High Priest according to the order of Melchizedeck who lives to intercede for us (Heb.7:17,25) having paid for our sins once and for all.

We are worshiping the Lord anew for His immense love for us in His sacrifice.  In this past year the Lord has very intensely schooled me in His love walk (still learning) and I know that it is the ONE thing we will be tested on, namely, “Did you learn to love?” (Bob Jones).

Agape love is the principal empowerment for the extrordinary miracles that we are going to walk in.

1 Thess. 3:12-13  “And may the Lord cause you to increase and excel and overflow in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may strengthen and establish your hearts without blame in holiness in the sight of our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints (God’s people).”

BREAKTHROUGH IS IN THE AIR

As I am writing this I suddenly had a quickening in my spirit, sensing Breakthrough into new avenues, new line-ups and new connections coming forth.  It is happening NOW and as we can see it and align with it in the spirit realm, it will manifest in the natural.

This “convergence” is bringing new line-ups by the Spirit with the like-minded being merged together for God’s specific purposes to be accomplished – being fitly connected to our “tribe” to accomplish God’s purposes in the earth, having no agenda of our own, walking in humility and love, shining His glory light into the world.

Although we are not under the law anymore, God does speak very prominently during His appointed feast times and we should incline our ears for wisdom and understanding during this important time frame – making adjustments and coming into a repositioning for this new year – especially listening for His instructions and watching where He is aligning us with others in the body who have the same vision and similar giftings.

NEW MEASURES OF THE  ANOINTING

New measures of the anointing are about to be demonstrated by the Holy Spirit through those who have been faithfully pursueing the Lord,  resulting in wondrous miracles.

PARADIGM SHIFTS

In order to flow with these “out of the box” demonstrations of God’s power we need to step out of our old limited mindset. It is a walk in the wisdom of total yieldedness (James 3:17) to the Holy Spirit, not questioning His ways, wanting to rely on the old way of doing things but ready to follow His leading in absolute obedience.

THE YEAR OF THE SWORD

Much has already been written on this, but I understand that, as we get saturated with the Word, abiding in the living power of it (John 15:7), as we abide in Christ, the power to release the “impossible” by the unction of the Holy Ghost will come into effect for everyone who believes. 

In 2 Sam.23:9-10 we read of one of David’s mighty men, Eleazar:

“He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand clave unto the sword: and the Lord wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned after him only to spoil.”

When the Word of God is absorbed into our spirt, and we become one with that Word by faith (the sword clinging to our hand), abiding in Him and abiding in His Word, we can ask anything and it shall be given to us. (John 15:7).  As we speak out that Word, it becomes the Sword of the Spirit in our mouth (Eph.6:17), angels are put in action to perform God’s Word (Ps. 103:20) and the victory is secured, even with the spoils taken.  That is how powerful God’s Word is!  All we need to do is to incline our ear to hear what the Spirit is saying, come into agreement with it and release it into the airways!  Hallelujah!


I am praying that each of us (those reading this) be fine-tuned and connected to the Power Source to walk in the works which He has preordained for us.

Blessings
Elsabe

Enlarge the Place of Your Tent

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I woke up with the Word, “Enlarge the place of your tent” and then the awareness that HIGH PRAISES should accompany my vision.

IS.54 “Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”

I sense in my spirit that this is a Word for Continue reading “Enlarge the Place of Your Tent”

Blessed 2016 : Increase in Higher Way

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To all our Readers, Family, Friends, Prayer warriors and Ministry partners,

Wishing you all a glorious, blessed 2016, seeing the fulfillment of God’s promises and His desires in your lives as you walk out your destiny in Christ for His glory.

We sincerely thank you for your love and support, prayers, encouragement and financial contributions, impacting the nations with His glory and we pray the blessing of His manifest Presence in your lives as you pursue Him.

“INCREASE IN THE HIGHER WAY”

As I was waiting on the Lord this morning, I kept hearing the words, Continue reading “Blessed 2016 : Increase in Higher Way”

New Realms of Enlightenment

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We have just entered the Feast of Hanukkah (an 8-day Jewish Festival of Lights) and while I was pondering on the miracle of the oil that lasted 8 days when the Maccabees rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem and lighted the Menorah, the Holy Spirit quickened this Word to me:
For those who press in, asking the Father of glory for an increase in the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation (Eph.1:17), there will be a supernatural release of Continue reading “New Realms of Enlightenment”

Day 8: Clothed in Light

DAY 8 – GARMENTS OF LIGHT

Yesterday we did a house cleaning, so let us clothe ourselves with the Light today.  Jesus Christ is the True Light and He lights up our way.

“The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. “ Rom 13:12

When we entertain darkness (dark thoughts of negative thinking) we lose some of the radiance of God’s glory, for Light doesn’t commune with darkness.  Remember, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov.23:7).

The Armor of light is also to protect us against the attacks of the enemy on our mind, by simply choosing to reject every negative thought while clothing ourselves with the graces of the Spirit.

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. ” Rom 13:14
So let us not look at our problems, getting drawn into it emotionally, but let us look to Jesus and bathe that problem in the light of His countenance.  As we worship Him, let us ascend into His presence in the glory and ask Him to give us light on the subject in the form of  divine Wisdom,  heavenly perspective (seeing it from the Lord’s perspective), divine strategy.  God might speak to us in visions, dreams, through the Word, through someone else and in many other ways.

Now we can declare what we see and hear by faith. (Make a separate list of what God shows you in this time).

We receive what we ask by faith according to Your will, oh Lord, so we DECLARE IN JESUS’ NAME: (Eph 5:14)

“Wake up, sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  (Declare this Scripture over those who are in bondage of sin and addictions, also those who are backslidden and luke-warm).

  • That as the eyes of our hearts (and those we pray for and with) are enlightened, our minds are bathed in light, receiving fresh revelation from the Presence of God
  • We are clothed with the armour of light –
    with bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering (Col.3:12)
  • We see ourselves and our loved ones breaking through into new dimensions of the knowledge of Christ
  • Light dispels darkness. Therefore we receive the light of God’s glory, shining into our problem areas and we declare salvation, healing, deliverance and breakthrough into freedom in Christ for all!
  • We are clothed with Christ, clothed in love and humility, shining His light everywhere we go, radiating His glory.

 

Impartation of the Glory Light

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This is the month of Iyar, meaning “blossom” according to the Hebraic calendar, also called the month of Ziv, meaning “radiance” or “glow”. 

On May 10th I had a supernatural experience of being filled with light, which you can read on the link below.  My spiritual eyes have been awakened in a way that I can now see what I couldn’t see before and my life is forever changed as a result.  You can receive an impartation of this experience by simply reading it and receiving it for yourself. Continue reading “Impartation of the Glory Light”

“Awakened” Eyes

The “Seer” Anointing – 4The “Awakened” Eye.Photo: The "Seer" Anointing - 4</p> <p>The "Awakened" Eye.</p> <p>As I was waking up out of a very deep sleep, while worshiping the Lord, I was musing over the awakened eye, when suddenly it seemed like my eyes were expanding as big as saucers, and my comprehension alike. I was flooded with light and it seemed like I could see into eternity and as though I could discern everything in the spiritual realm.  I could "see" with my inner vision how light kept on flooding my whole being and my spirit was like a still pool of water, where different revelations were dropping in, one after the other with great clarity. Wisdom was reality to me as I was just soaking it in, being enlarged in understanding.</p> <p>I now understood by experience what "enlightened eyes of your understanding" (Eph.1:18) means and that my eyes were "awakened" by the Spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might know : the riches of the glorious things He has in store for us (Eph.1:18-19).</p> <p>Beloved, I believe this is what God wants to give everyone of us in increasing measure as we pray, believing that we receive.  So, simply tap into this experience like a child. Believe that you receive an "awakened" eye as you pray.  I am going to do it daily now.

As I was waking up out of a very deep sleep, while worshiping the Lord, I was musing over the awakened eye, when suddenly it seemed like my eyes were expanding as big as saucers, and my comprehension alike. I was flooded with light and it seemed like I could see into eternity and as though I could discern everything in the spiritual realm. I could “see” with my inner vision how light kept on flooding my whole being and my spirit was like a still pool of water, where different revelations were dropping in, one after the other with great clarity. Wisdom was reality to me as I was just soaking it in, being enlarged in understanding.I now understood by experience what “enlightened eyes of your understanding” (Eph.1:18) means and that my eyes were “awakened” by the Spirit of wisdom and understanding that I might know : the riches of the glorious things He has in store for us (Eph.1:18-19).

Beloved, I believe this is what God wants to give everyone of us in increasing measure as we pray, believing that we receive. So, simply tap into this experience like a child. Believe that you receive an “awakened” eye as you pray. I am going to do it daily now.

Blessings
Elsabe

“Seer” Anointing – 2

THE “SEER” ANOINTING – 2HEARING AND SEEING GO TOGETHER.
Photo: THE “SEER” ANOINTING – 2</p><br />
<p>HEARING AND SEEING GO TOGETHER.</p><br />
<p>I cannot over emphasize the importance of being saturated with the Word of God, worship and prayer so that our whole being be filled and saturated with the Spirit.</p><br />
<p>As our consciousness is absorbed IN HIM in the LIGHT, our heart is made ready to receive impressions from the Holy Spirit and is impressed upon with His “now” revelation, being an open receptive “tablet” for the Holy Spirit to write on.</p><br />
<p>More on the “apokalupsis” (Strong’s Greek 602), meaning “uncovering”:</p><br />
<p>It is that moment when “the light comes on”, revelation floods your understanding and suddenly you “see” that which was hidden or “covered”.  Your eyes are “enlightened” by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him and the Word becomes reality to you.  This is an apokalupsis-type experience. </p><br />
<p>The problem is that many of us “lose” much of the impact of what God wants to reveal to us, simply because we do not take time to let it make an imprint on our hearts through meditation and study.  I recommend using a concordance. Also look up the meaning of words in Strong’s on Google.</p><br />
<p>In the Hebraic language, words are coupled with pictures and become visually descriptive images.   This is very significant in our endeavor to see more clearly what the Lord is saying.   In simple terms we need to learn to envison (or put a picture to) the Word that we receive from the Lord.</p><br />
<p>It is amazing to see how our spiritual understanding is opening up and being expanded daily as we keep on praying for the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation…to give us “enlightened eyes of our understanding’” according to Ephesians 1: 17-20.<br /><br />
Strong's Greek: 5461.- to shine<br /><br />
Cognate: 5461 phōtízō (from 5457 /phṓs, "light") – properly,enlighten; (figuratively) God sharing His life, exposing and overcoming darkness – like the ignorance (prejudice) caused by sin.</p><br />
<p>This is interesting that the word “enlightening” is derived from phōtízō<br /><br />
which signifies a photograph or picture.   Therefore we could pray that our heart’s eyes would receive the “picture” of what God is saying.  Also exercise your sanctified imagination to “see” what He is saying (Hab.2:1-2).  </p><br />
<p>On top of Wisdom and Revelation and “eyes to see” we need the light of understanding for the illumination of the things unveiled to us.  Thus:  we need to understand the “picture” and know how to apply it by asking for Wisdom.</p><br />
<p>One such “enlightening” comes on the understanding of the “rhema” word.  The written Word (“logos”) becomes “rhema’ (revelation) to us when the Holy Spirit gives life to a specific scripture and it resounds in the depth our spirit with understanding, “for the letter killeth, but the Spirit gives life’ (II Cor. 3: 6).  This is one way in which the Lord “speaks” to us.</p><br />
<p>23 “If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.<br /><br />
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure  [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.<br /><br />
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force]”  (Mark 4:23-25 Amplified Bible)</p><br />
<p>MEDITATING ON WORDS, VISIONS, DREAMS OR REVELATIONS IS A GREAT KEY FOR INCREASE. </p><br />
<p>The more we meditate on that Word, or “picture” (in whatever form it comes, e.g. a vision or dream, etc.) feeding on it, agreeing with it and speaking it forth, the more we can start seeing the picture according to God’s Word until it becomes substance on the inside of us. Faith rises up in us and it brings strength and encouragement to our spirit man.  Seeing by the eyes of faith (having the picture of God’s promise before us) displaces fear images and enables us to see and expect the fulfillment of God’s promises (Heb. 11:1).  This is a vital key for victory in every situation of our lives.</p><br />
<p>God showed Abram the stars to get the picture of what He was saying when he said that his seed would be like the stars (Gen 15:5).  In Gen 22: 17 God adds the picture of the sand of the sea to make Abraham understand what He was saying. </p><br />
<p>“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” – Gen 15:6</p><br />
<p>Blessings<br /><br />
Elsabe
I cannot over emphasize the importance of being saturated with the Word of God, worship and prayer so that our whole being be filled and saturated with the Spirit.

As our consciousness is absorbed IN HIM in the LIGHT, our heart is made ready to receive impressions from the Holy Spirit and is impressed upon with His “now” revelation, being an open receptive “tablet” for the Holy Spirit to write on.
More on the “apokalupsis” (Strong’s Greek 602), meaning “uncovering”:

It is that moment when “the light comes on”, revelation floods your understanding and suddenly you “see” that which was hidden or “covered”. Your eyes are “enlightened” by the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him and the Word becomes reality to you. This is an apokalupsis-type experience.

The problem is that many of us “lose” much of the impact of what God wants to reveal to us, simply because we do not take time to let it make an imprint on our hearts through meditation and study. I recommend using a concordance. Also look up the meaning of words in Strong’s on Google.

In the Hebraic language, words are coupled with pictures and become visually descriptive images. This is very significant in our endeavor to see more clearly what the Lord is saying. In simple terms we need to learn to envison (or put a picture to) the Word that we receive from the Lord.

It is amazing to see how our spiritual understanding is opening up and being expanded daily as we keep on praying for the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation…to give us “enlightened eyes of our understanding’” according to Ephesians 1: 17-20.
Strong’s Greek: 5461.- to shine
Cognate: 5461 phōtízō (from 5457 /phṓs, “light”) – properly,enlighten; (figuratively) God sharing His life, exposing and overcoming darkness – like the ignorance (prejudice) caused by sin.

This is interesting that the word “enlightening” is derived from phōtízō
which signifies a photograph or picture. Therefore we could pray that our heart’s eyes would receive the “picture” of what God is saying. Also exercise your sanctified imagination to “see” what He is saying (Hab.2:1-2).

On top of Wisdom and Revelation and “eyes to see” we need the light of understanding for the illumination of the things unveiled to us. Thus: we need to understand the “picture” and know how to apply it by asking for Wisdom.

One such “enlightening” comes on the understanding of the “rhema” word. The written Word (“logos”) becomes “rhema’ (revelation) to us when the Holy Spirit gives life to a specific scripture and it resounds in the depth our spirit with understanding, “for the letter killeth, but the Spirit gives life’ (II Cor. 3: 6). This is one way in which the Lord “speaks” to us.

23 “If any man has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him perceive and comprehend.
24 And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you—and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.
25 For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force]” (Mark 4:23-25 Amplified Bible)

MEDITATING ON WORDS, VISIONS, DREAMS OR REVELATIONS IS A GREAT KEY FOR INCREASE.

The more we meditate on that Word, or “picture” (in whatever form it comes, e.g. a vision or dream, etc.) feeding on it, agreeing with it and speaking it forth, the more we can start seeing the picture according to God’s Word until it becomes substance on the inside of us. Faith rises up in us and it brings strength and encouragement to our spirit man. Seeing by the eyes of faith (having the picture of God’s promise before us) displaces fear images and enables us to see and expect the fulfillment of God’s promises (Heb. 11:1). This is a vital key for victory in every situation of our lives.

God showed Abram the stars to get the picture of what He was saying when he said that his seed would be like the stars (Gen 15:5). In Gen 22: 17 God adds the picture of the sand of the sea to make Abraham understand what He was saying.

“And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.” – Gen 15:6

Blessings
Elsabe