Smith Wigglesworth Quote

October 30th, 2020

Smith Wigglesworth is quoted as saying:

Smith largely believed his ministerial success was due to his speaking in tongues. He said:

I want you to see that he that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself or builds himself up. We must be edified before we can edify the church. I cannot estimate what I, personally, owe to the Holy Ghost method of spiritual edification. I am here before you as one of the biggest conundrums in the world. There never was a weaker man on the platform. Language? None. Inability–full of it. All natural things in my life point exactly opposite to my being able to stand on the platform and preach the gospel. The secret is that the Holy Ghost came and brought this wonderful edification of the Spirit. I had been reading this Word continually as well as I could, but the Holy Ghost came and took hold of it, for the Holy Ghost is the breath of it, and He illuminated it to me.”

It is that simple!

Living Sacrifices

October 29th, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Romans chapter 12:

12 Beloved friends, what should be our proper response to God’s marvelous mercies? I encourage you to surrender yourselves to God to be HIS Sacred, living sacrifices. And live in Holiness, experiencing all that delights HIS Heart. For this becomes your genuine expression of worship.

2 Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in HIS eyes.

I want to delight FATHER’S Heart and I trust you do too!  However, it takes sacrifice and I have no problem in sacrificing whatever The Holy Spirit leads me to do.  The key is to respond to The Holy Spirit and present myself daily to Him for instruction and revelation.

I ask The Holy Spirit to wake me up each morning according to His schedule, not mine.  When He awakens me earlier than usual, I know that there is something important for Him to show me.  I resist not.

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 5:

5 Be imitators of God in everything you do, for then you will represent Your Father as HIS Beloved Sons and Daughters. 2 And continue to walk surrendered to the extravagant Love of Christ, for He surrendered his life as a Sacrifice for us. His great Love for us was pleasing to God, like an aroma of adoration—a sweet healing fragrance.

When we fully submit to The Holy Spirit, we experience joy and gratefulness for each day no matter what circumstances confront us.  We are no longer moved by what the world is showing us for we know FATHER’S Heart and we will navigate through this broken world.

The world will resist our walks and places mountains before us as we walk in Agape Love, faith, and hope.  Jesus instructed us concerning the mountains in Mark chapter 11:

22 Jesus replied, “Let the faith of God be in you! 23 Listen to the Truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea,’ and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. 24 This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours.”

A mountain is often used to describe a kingdom.  We are to overcome the worldly kingdom in all of its aspects by operating in the power and authority of FATHER’S Kingdom which we are instructed to bring forth on this earth.  This is a priority of The Holy Spirit thus I believe it is critical to pray in The Holy Spirit constantly in order to immerse myself in FATHER’S Perfect Plan, Will, and Purpose.  Jesus said “Listen to the Truth I speak to you.”  We should focus on this in order to bring forth FATHER’S Kingdom of Holiness.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians chapter 14:

18 I give thanks to God that I speak in tongues more than all of you, 19 but in the church setting I would rather speak five words that can be understood than ten thousand exotic words in a tongue. That way I could have a role in teaching others.

When alone with FATHER, Paul consistently prayed in Tongues.  When teaching, he spoke to others with words they could understand.  Shouldn’t we follow his example?

When I listen to The Holy Spirit, my mind is being transformed to FATHER’S thoughts rather than the world’s thoughts.  I abandon the world’s ways and opinions for they are worthless and have no benefit whatsoever.  The adversary wants you and me to remain in deception rather than walk in The Light of The Gospel.  However, that deception is being increasingly exposed on all fronts.

We are meant to be living sacrifices, pleasing to FATHER for it is HIS delight!  It delights me as well.

HE Will Direct Our Paths

October 28th, 2020

Wisdom recorded in Proverbs chapter 3:

5 ​​Trust in the LORD with all your heart,

​​And lean not on your own understanding;

6 ​​In all your ways acknowledge Him,

​​And He shall direct your paths.

As we acknowledge FATHER in all that we do, HE will direct our footsteps.  We don’t have to wait until HE gives us a specific directive but we need to simply do HIS will in all that we do and HE will lead us into HIS perfect plan.  We are not meant to sit around and wait on a “Word”.

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 139:

1 Lord, YOU know everything there is to know about me.

2 YOU perceive every movement of my heart and soul,

and YOU understand my every thought before it even enters my mind.

3–4 YOU are so intimately aware of me, Lord.

YOU read my heart like an open book

and YOU know all the words I’m about to speak

before I even start a sentence!

You know every step I will take before my journey even begins.

5 YOU’VE gone into my future to prepare the way,

and in kindness YOU follow behind me

to spare me from the harm of my past.

With YOUR hand of Love upon my life,

YOU impart a blessing to me.

None of us leads a life independent of FATHER’S knowledge and view.  None of us can claim to take steps that FATHER would not be aware of thus there is no such thing as HIS permissive Will.  You are either in HIS Will or out of HIS Will.

Our responsibility is to seek HIS Will in all things and I assure you that the only way to do that is through Jesus Christ and being led by The Holy Spirit.  This is a broken world thus we will suffer delays, challenges, apparent failures, and other trials.  FATHER didn’t cause those but Jesus instructed us to say to the “mountain” be thou removed!

Yes, mountains will arise in our walk but we are to overcome those mountains as directed by The Holy Spirit and each time will be unique to the circumstances.  Do not try to create a formula which is an indication that the mind wants to supersede THE SPIRIT.

FATHER will have a different path for each situation so that we will be able to see HIS Way when confronted with obstacles.  Circumstances change the situation and HE has anticipated every challenge we face.  HIS Divine Intent will not be denied to those who walk according to HIS SPIRIT.

The Word makes it very clear what HIS Will is when conducting our daily affairs.  In essence, It is a roadmap for us to follow along with specifics given to us by HIS Spirit.  There are many way to end up at the proper destination and The Holy Spirit will provide the best route to take each time we are given alternatives.

We must walk out HIS Will and not just sit around doing nothing.  I don’t need a “Word” to give to the poor for we are given the directive to do so.  Let us be active in doing FATHER’S Will!

Pro-Life

October 27th, 2020

Luke wrote by The Holy Spirit in chapter 1:

39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, 40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.”

We need to ponder this passage and come to the realization that the unborn child is fully responsive in the womb as well as out of the womb.  John immediately responded to Mary’s voice.  This alone indicates the independence of an unborn child.

Abortionists want us to believe that these children are inanimate objects and have no spirits or souls until birth.  What a lie!

Our Heavenly Father is “pro-life” and we should be too.  If a country continues to kill its unborn children, it will suffer the judgment of GOD in no uncertain terms.

If you do not vote pro-life for those candidates who support FATHER’S view then you are effectively supporting the killing of children.  Thankfully Elizabeth was “pro-life”, preparing John to lead the way for Jesus to begin His ministry.

Ignorance is no longer an acceptable excuse and bypassing the above passage will not change the Truth!   Support life.

Psalm 139:

16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

Before I’d ever seen the light of day,

the number of days YOU planned for me

were already recorded in YOUR book.

Thank You!

October 26th, 2020

As we prepare to make another monthly distribution to the impoverished kids, we want to thank all those who are able to give into this ministry. I can think of no better seed to plant than to help those who cannot help themselves, especially these kids. FATHER has a special place in HIS Heart for children… including the unborn.

At the end of the day, it is all about Love. Thanks again!

Our Willingness And Obedience

October 25th, 2020

In order for me to do FATHER’S Will, I must hear, understand, and yield to HIM.

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1 Timothy chapter 1:

18 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck

FATHER’S Perfect Will for you and me requires us to wage war against the adversary who seeks to derail our individual callings.  The enemy wants us to be passive and effectively do nothing resulting in suffering shipwreck.

Doing the Will of FATHER is not effortless.  We must submit to FATHER and actively resist the devil.  We must be diligent in all areas of our life and obedient to The Holy Spirit’s directives.

Walking in FATHER’S Will is planned but we have a part to play in It’s fulfillment.  FATHER spoke through Isaiah in chapter 1:

16 ​​“Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean;

​​Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes.

​​Cease to do evil,

17 ​​Learn to do good;

​​Seek justice,

​​Rebuke the oppressor;

​​Defend the fatherless,

​​Plead for the widow.

18 ​​“Come now, and let us reason together,”

​​Says the LORD,

​​“Though your sins are like scarlet,

​​They shall be as white as snow;

​​Though they are red like crimson,

​​They shall be as wool.

19 ​​If you are willing and obedient,

​​You shall eat the good of the land”

In order for us to help impoverished kids, the fatherless, and the widows, we must be both willing and obedient.  Each month when my wife and I give into Servias, we seek FATHER to instruct us on what to give.  We then submit to HIM and give that amount. 

Over the years, I have been tested many times about my willingness to give certain amounts into HIS Works here on earth.  Many times it stretched my faith but in each instance, HE provided for us and blessed us accordingly.  I no longer have resistance to HIS guidance and my faith is operating at a higher level… thankfully.

If FATHER’S Will is going to be done on earth, It will happen through HIS Sons and Daughters.  We are the ones who are called to bring forth Heaven to earth so we must maintain a life of willingness and obedience to HIS directives.  We must become diligent in doing good all the time.  We are meant to pursue excellence in our gifts and callings.  This requires discipline.  Both discipline and obedience are facets of Agape Love.

When you do FATHER’S Will it will likely require sacrifice and sometimes discomfort.  It may also seem “inconvenient” to your soul.  There are times when obedience is tested by redirecting your steps and postponing your plan for the day.  HIS plan is dynamic and requires us to be agile in our responses to The Holy Spirit.  The world is broken and people are making decisions affecting the outcome so we must be ready to respond to those decisions.

As The Holy Spirit stated: “according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare”.  Many have promoted the doctrine that a prophecy from Heaven in unconditional and we simply sit back and wait for it to happen.  Not true or Paul would not have mentioned the requirement for waging warfare.  Our faith is required when we are given a Word concerning our future and it will require a commitment on our part.

Paul also wrote by The Holy Spirit in chapter 6:

11 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, Godliness, faith, Love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

The word “pursue” is an action verb so let us be active in the pursuit of our individual callings as we respond daily to the leading of The Holy Spirit!

The Deeper Walk

October 24th, 2020

Does the world fear us yet?

It is written by The Holy Spirit in Psalm 105 concerning the departure of the children of Israel from Egypt:

37 ​​HE also brought them out with silver and gold,

​​And there was none feeble among His tribes.

38 ​​Egypt was glad when they departed,

​​For the fear of them had fallen upon them.

As we manifest the power and authority as mature Sons and Daughters, the world will begin to fear us.  Their nefarious acts will be exposed and they will willingly transfer wealth to those who walk in Holiness. 

Be assured that there are those who have been prepared as “Treasurers in the Kingdom of GOD” to properly manage the wealth.  They have gone through testing, some severe, to assure their commitment to Righteousness and Holiness.  They have been directly exposed to the extreme love of money found in those upper echelons of the world system where greed abounds.

Every part of The Body of Christ will function to serve the rest of the Body and no one will be envious of another’s calling.  They will simply be grateful for all the Brothers and Sisters who answered the Divine calling.

What is your responsibility to grow to full maturity?  Jesus explained it in Matthew chapter 13:

23 “As for the seed that fell upon good, rich soil, it represents the hearts of people who hear and fully embrace the message of Heaven’s Kingdom realm. Their lives bear good fruit—some yield a harvest of thirty, sixty, even one hundred times as much as was sown.”

We are to protect our hearts from “lack of understanding”.  The Adversary then comes and snatches away what was sown into our heart.  What are we to do?  Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

8 Also he has informed us of your Love in the [Holy] Spirit.

9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of HIS will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things

This is why I start the day praying in The Holy Spirit.  He directs me to certain passages that clarify what I need to understand.  This process eliminates lack of understanding.

We must not allow the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches to choke the Word thus becoming unfruitful.  This is all about resisting temptation.  As we renew our minds daily and remove the influences of the world, our faith grows and we are no longer moved by the fleeting temptations spoken to us by demonic influences. 

We must protect our eyes and ears.  Once we get understanding, we must act accordingly.

A deeper walk with FATHER requires greater discipline and obedience.  We must actively resist the adversary and his demons as they attempt to move us toward extremes in our daily lives.  Some people will allow themselves to become lazy and do nothing.  Others think that if they are not constantly “doing”, they are not pleasing to FATHER.  Both are wrong.

We are meant to be doers of The Word but also we are to do only when instructed by The Holy Spirit.  It is all about timing.  FATHER may show me something that needs to be done though HE does not want me to take action yet.  This is where discipline and obedience are critical to our walk.  HE is lining up certain events to insure success when we are meant to take action.  This is an aspect of HIS ways and purposes for each of us.

You and I are valuable to FATHER and HIS Divine Intent to bring forth HIS Kingdom to earth.  Each day we may quote “Not my will but Your Will be done in my life” but we need to also include “based on YOUR perfect timing”.

I find as I increase in discipline and obedience, more and more events fall into place where I show up or respond just in time, not a minute early and not a minute late.  How peaceful it is to walk by the leading of The Holy Spirit!  People will take notice of this anointing and will begin to see the Fear of THE LORD… and they will respond.

What Is The Goal?

October 23rd, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 4:

11 And he has appointed some with grace to be apostles, and some with grace to be prophets, and some with grace to be evangelists, and some with grace to be pastors, and some with grace to be teachers. 12 And their calling is to nurture and prepare all the Holy believers to do their own works of ministry, and as they do this they will enlarge and build up the Body of Christ.

The five-fold ministry should be about “giving”, not taking.  Each calling has been given a ministry to nurture and prepare Holy believers to do mature works of the ministry, not simply to sit in a pew each Sunday and be fed a little milk.

What is the goal?  It is to enlarge and build up the Body of Christ.  What a simple mandate yet men have been led by their minds rather than The Holy Spirit and have built their own “kingdoms” of followers. 

True ministry originates with Jesus Christ and His directives which include the active participation of The Holy Spirit.  In many cases, The Holy Spirit has been relegated to the “back room” or ushered completely out of the building.  How sad!

13 These grace ministries will function until we all attain oneness in the faith, until we all experience the fullness of what it means to know the Son of God, and finally we become one perfect man with the full dimensions of Spiritual maturity and fully developed in the abundance of Christ.

Paul shares the end-game in the above passage.  The five-fold ministry is temporary in nature and should not be perpetuated beyond its mission.

14 And then our immaturity will end! And we will not be easily shaken by trouble, nor led astray by novel teachings or by the false doctrines of deceivers who teach clever lies. 15 But instead we will remain strong and always sincere in our Love as we express the Truth. All our direction and ministries will flow from Christ and lead us deeper into Him, the anointed Head of his body, the church.

We must be watchful of the false doctrines and clever lies.  The Holy Spirit AND The Word will protect us from those wolves.  We need both in order to see through their cleverness!  I have been duped more than once because I disregarded that “still small voice”.  As for me, I prefer less of those learning experiences.

16 For His “body” has been formed in His image and is closely joined together and constantly connected as ONE. And every member has been given Divine gifts to contribute to the growth of all; and as these gifts operate effectively throughout the whole body, we are built up and made perfect in Love.

Agape Love perfects and each of us has a part to move to that perfection of the body.  Your vision and provision originates in Heaven, not on the earth.  Each of us must pull down these resources from Heaven and manifest them on earth.  The angels are given missions to accomplish this.  The Holy Spirit will lead and guide us into our vision and provision as we are disciplined and obedient to walk in Agape Love.

Shouldn’t we be focusing on the endgame rather than sitting in the basement with rations?  Is any virus greater than FATHER’S ability and willingness to heal?  If we are going to separate ourselves from the world, let’s do it in the Secret Place (Psalm 91)  and then get our marching orders for the day.  This is what overcomers are directed to do.

You and I are HIS Sons and Daughters forever.  We are HIS creation so let us walk in that understanding and no longer allow the adversary any part of our daily lives.

As Colossians chapter 1 given to us by The Holy Spirit instructs us:

Walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 strengthened with all might, according to HIS glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; 12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light. 13 HE has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of HIS Love, 14 in whom we have redemption through His Blood, the forgiveness of sins.

Amen!

Walk In Holiness

October 22nd, 2020

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Ephesians chapter 4:

4 As a prisoner of the Lord, I plead with you to walk Holy, in a way that is suitable to your high rank, given to you in your Divine calling. 2 With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous Love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience.

It is imperative that each of us move to Holiness in our walk and each day I ask FATHER to help me to walk in Holiness.  The Holy Spirit is not reluctant in expressing to us that we have the capacity to walk in Holiness because it is a part of our individual Divine callings.  These Divine callings were given to us before we were formed in the womb as revealed in Psalm 139:

15 You even formed every bone in my body

when you created me in the secret place,

carefully, skillfully shaping me from nothing to something (ex nihilo).

16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me!

Before I’d ever seen the light of day,

the number of days you planned for me

were already recorded in your book

You were never an afterthought or accident even though the world might try to have you believe the lie.  In HIS great Wisdom and understanding, FATHER made sure you were born on this earth in a specific place and at this time.  Your mother carried you as a part of FATHER’S Divine plan.

We must firmly grasp FATHER’S Intent for each of us to walk Holy before HIM.  In Matthew chapter 27, he recorded by The Holy Spirit the final event at the cross:

50 Jesus passionately cried out, took his last breath, and gave up his spirit.

51 At that moment the veil in the Holy of Holies was torn in two from the top to the bottom. The earth shook violently, rocks were split apart, 52 and graves were opened. Then many of the Holy ones who had died were brought back to life and came out of their graves. 53 And after Jesus’ resurrection, they were plainly seen by many people walking in Jerusalem.

The Holy of Holies was opened up to enable you and me to walk in directly before Our Heavenly Father.  Jesus perfected the sacrifice once and for all, thus the “Cases against us are closed!”

Since this is the reality, let us walk accordingly.  We have the right and authority to walk in HIS Presence so let us pursue this walk reserved for us on the Highway of Holiness.

Each of us has individual responsibilities to ascend to full maturity as Sons and Daughters.  My responsibility to you is to write according to what The Holy Spirit is directing each day.  This is what the ministry of a teacher is meant to be.  It is more important to receive revelation from Above than to simply write on knowledge of the Scriptures.  Without the SPIRIT, the Word is of none effect for Jesus made that Truth abundantly clear to the Pharisees.  Consider “clouds without rain”.

Paul continued in Ephesians chapter 4:

3 Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, 4 being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of Divine destiny.

5 For the Lord God is one, and so are we, for we share in one faith, one baptism, and one Father. 6 And He is the perfect Father who leads us all, works through us all, and lives in us all!

You and I are meant to be in unity with each other in all areas of our walk.  As we fulfill our Divine destiny, It will lead each of us into unity with HIM and each other… and it is all based on Agape Love.  The key is to fully submit to HIM in discipline and obedience.

As I take control of my mind so that I can better respond to The Holy Spirit, I actually free up time due to no longer pursuing fruitless activities.  Some activities are meant to be done but timing is the real issue. 

Being on time brings for fruitfulness as our steps are ordered by The Holy Spirit.  Don’t be afraid by the adversary’s attempts to make your mind think that you will “miss out on an opportunity.”  Scripture shows us that the devil and his demons have no idea of timing in the Spiritual realm else they would not have attempted to kill babies over a two year time span when Jesus came forth through Mary.

We are called to walk in Holiness and it will be accomplished by fully submitting to The Holy Spirit.  If we couldn’t accomplish this high calling, we would not be urged to do so.  Let’s do it!

Dealing With Resistance

October 21st, 2020

It is the revelation of GOD’S Goodness that leads you to repentance.

It is the revelation of GOD’S Goodness that heals you.

It’s a gift and you cannot earn it but you need only to fully accept HIS healing in your life.  It is written in Isaiah 53 by The Holy Spirit:

4 But [in fact] He has borne our griefs,

And He has carried our sorrows and pains;

Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken,

Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him].

5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];

The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him,

And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.

And:

10  Yet the Lord was willing

To crush Him, causing Him to suffer;

If He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin],

He shall see His [spiritual] offspring,

He shall prolong His days,

And the will (good pleasure) of the Lord shall succeed and prosper in His hand.

11 As a result of the anguish of His soul,

He shall see it and be satisfied;

By His knowledge [of what He has accomplished] the Righteous One,

My Servant, shall justify the many [making them righteous—upright before God, in right standing with Him],

For He shall bear [the responsibility for] their sins.

12 Therefore, I will divide and give Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers],

And He shall divide the spoils with the mighty,

Because He [willingly] poured out His life to death,

And was counted among the transgressors;

Yet He Himself bore and took away the sin of many,

And interceded [with the Father] for the transgressors.

Jesus fulfilled this prophecy in Isaiah in full.  Yes, the payment for our sins is complete and nothing else is required.  Included in this payment is the complete removal of guilt from our midst thus the adversary has nothing legally to bring up to us about our past.  However, his demons will try to keep us living in our past in order to keep our focus away from full maturity as Sons and Daughters.

Be assured that Jesus will not suffer on the cross again for what He did once is more than enough for all of mankind… period!  We need to cast down all vain and empty imaginations about the past and move on with our gifts and callings.  We need to shut the demonic activity out by The Blood of Jesus.

Do you think they will go willingly?  No.  In Mark chapter 9, even Jesus had to deal with a contrary demon:

17 Then one of the crowd answered and said, “Teacher, I brought You my son, who has a mute spirit. 18 And wherever it seizes him, it throws him down; he foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth, and becomes rigid. So I spoke to Your disciples, that they should cast it out, but they could not.”

Do you think the demon knew who the disciples were?  Do you think that the demon knew that Jesus would arrive any minute?  Yet the demon continued to plague the man’s son.  Jesus was not pleased by the disciples inability to cast out the demon.

19 He answered him and said, “O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him to Me.” 20 Then they brought him to Him. And when he saw Him, immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground and wallowed, foaming at the mouth.

What did the demon do when Jesus approached the son?  The demon increased his resistance and made a spectacle of the boy.  The demon challenged Jesus.

21 So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

And he said, “From childhood. 22 And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” 26 Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.

The power and authority of Jesus has been given to us and made perfect by His Blood.  We are no longer guilty of our past and we must remove any reference to the “old man” for we are new in Christ Jesus.  We have taken on His righteousness so let us walk accordingly and once and for all, let the old man pass away.  Behold, all things are new!

We are in a war and we are called to establish The Kingdom of GOD.  We are meant to be more than conquerors and acquire the fruitfulness of the crops in the land planted by others.  The fullness of the earth is THE LORD’S so let us take back lost real estate on HIS behalf.  Jesus fulfilled all the requirements for restoration and we are His beneficiaries.  Simply accept this Truth!