#Supernatural #Weapon #Training – How to make a day into an offensive weapon!

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(This has taken me three evenings and three morning to write … could that be relevant? Read on …)

But surely, you will ask, is not a day simply a 24 hour measurement of time? Let us have a look at what the Hebrew has to say:

” … And there was evening and there was morning, the first day” Genesis 1:5

The Hebrew for day is YOM – YOD VAV MEM (According to Strongs Concordance H3117 the English translation includes: age, day, two days, days agone, evening, ever, space, time, process of time, a while, whole, year).

Wow! what a variety of measurements of time!

But I prefer to read it from the Hebrews mindset:

Starting with VAV – the enactment of a commitment to inhabit an area – temporarily. VAV is the function of the tent peg – it symbolizes a determined act to pitch ones tent in a camp for reasons of security and for social interaction. Here lies the first clue that points to an undefined passage of time within a finite area.

YOD adds specificity to that commitment, because YOD is action … it is the precise action that arises from committing oneself to something. In this context YOD is worship! Now it gets even more interesting because worship implies the act of one worshipping – and the response of the one worshipped. It is a wonderful two-way reciprocation. This is vital to grasp because we are beginning to see the manifestation of what is to be revealed as offensive.

Let me put it this way.

The act of worshipping our Loving Father is a supernatural act – it has to be, because it is relevant to our relating to YHWH directly, spiritually. Worship is actually an exhortation to us to concentrate on seeing God in everything – at all times, in everything we do … we should never NOT be worshipping the Lord.

It is at this point that MEM intensifies the specific act of worshipping in a place committed to relating to Him. MEM is also the character that defines the offensive action to be taken. Listen to this!

One of the aspects of MEM is the function of water. What is the function of water? To immerse, to cover – totally, to wash away every single stain, to bring life … eternal!

Here is a question. Have you been baptized? Did you come to understand what you did? Well, perhaps by looking at the Genesis creation verses you may catch a glimpse of something both relevant and beautifully extreme. Just read the first ten verses of Genesis chapter one. Do you notice the references to the ‘waters’? Interesting that. All the references appear to be in the plural. Why? My take on that is that the Hebrews often seemed to use certain devices to emphasize something … in this case I believe it is the sheer size of the waters … enough to cover the whole universe – and everything else! But there is more. The plural is calling our attention to the event … Gods command of bringing the light of insight and wisdom into space and time.

Notice that the Spirit pondered or hovered over the dark waters – and then immediately ordered light to come into being. So, first we have the waters in darkness … then we have the waters in light. First we are immersed in the baptismal waters into the death of our Lord, then we rise up into His eternal life – which is light! This is a good reason for us to worship Him at this very moment – within the function of commitment and the action of submissive worship – that, in essence, is YOM.

But MEM goes further – and it is here that the offensive nature of our actions is fully made manifest – and the deceiver hates it! MEM is not just a vast ocean of water springing up to eternal life (John 4:14), it is also an even greater ocean of – the word of God! This implies that we can (and should – at ALL times) immerse ourselves in the Word … drink deep and take in every word that Yeshua utters. This is another type of baptismal action. No, I am not saying we should physically, repeatedly be baptized in water … but I AM saying that we should take on a ‘baptismal’ attitude of continually immersing ourselves in the Word.

Try reading it until you find yourself asking a question (the most common question will probably be ‘what does this mean, I do not understand?’). Stop reading and become as a little child and ask your Father the question. Keep asking Him (as little children tend to do if they do not receive an answer the first time). I guarantee that you will receive an answer – not necessarily the one you might expect.

Do you see the similarity here between baptism and true Bible study (although I do not regard it as a study – more like a loving intimate conversation)? Immersion into the darkness of death has certain similarities with reading the Word and not understanding – like being in the dark about something … then, because of our determined action to find the Truth, we find ourselves rising into the light of life. This is a bit like receiving supernatural insight – as in seeing the light! And the result of such an action is – a determined progress towards perfection (Matthew 5:48).

So, all in all, committing ourselves to a kind of baptismal attitude to conversing with the Father (as in worshipping Him) will most definitely push the father of lies away from us (he will not be able to get a word in – anywhere!) … so that we may take one more tentative step towards manifesting the true reality that is all around us. And all that happens within a finite passage of time and space!

Now, how offensive is that?

(For those of you are interested, the acrylic painting above is called “Between” – meaning between darkness and light … or rather it is the very temporary and progressive point at which the darkness is becoming light).

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#Supernatural #weapon #training #2017 – #offensive weapon #sing

This is a challenging one – to sing … in the Spirit!

It is also a complex but mighty weapon in the right hands.

First off let us get things straight … I am not talking about the necessity of voice training, needing to be tone true, or having an “angelic” voice. I am talking of a person with a desire to worship our Father.

And here is another thing … worship. This is not something we do at particular moments, it is something that SHOULD be done at ALL times. We should never be not worshipping the King.

So, in order to acquire this devastating (to the deceiver) weapon “singing” we must first realise the action of worship.

The Hebrew for “worship” spells it out so precisely: shin chet hey. Chet is the predominant call to action – the call to “go down” into death, then come up into eternal life (the Hebrew word “shakhar” means to prostrate or bow down low … in other words humble yourself before your YHWH – that’s the place where God’s strength is), Chet is a trustworthy shelter where the Good Shepherd keeps the flock safely penned in. Shin then takes us to the next step … the ability to distinguish, or to be on the receiving end of God’s divine power (or His power to divine); This in turn introduces us to the supernatural stance of revelation, for Hey is that very act which is carried out in us as we worship in the Spirit. This secret element puts us in a truly powerful position that opens us up to the movement of the Spirit – which is available to us any time any where … so we must be awake to take it on board – wherever we are.

With such a stance established within us we come to the next incredible step of arming ourselves with the desire to sing … listen carefully – this is like taking off the safety catch of a weapon … it now becomes lethal to any uncleanness surrounding us.

Shore (rolling the r) – this is the Hebrew for “sing”. shin yod resh.

Yod is predominant and is the call to worship (hence my introduction above). The emphasis here (because of its predominance) is to act – to be experiencing such an intensity of worship. Shin then hones in on the specific … ie singing, and distinguishing the difference between singing what is written before you, and singing from what is on your heart … which neatly brings us to resh, for here is the action of a welling up from the innermost parts. This is none other than singing in the Spirit – and the evil one hates it! So yod becomes a defiance that says (or sings) “… enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness” (Acts 4:29).

The final and most devastating part of this is the importance of singing from personal experience. This might sound a bit strange, but find something your Father has most definitely been involved in during a testing time in your life. I’ll give you a quick example: I had an accident a few years ago whereby I fell into a canal and hit my head hard on a concrete block. I should have either drowned from being knocked out; or poisoned from the toxins in the water (a man half my age fell into the canal at another time – he died with 24 hours!); or my head wound should have killed me because of the stuff that entered it from the canal. Three times YHWH saved me … and I shall never stop shouting and sing His protection!!

So – sing to the Lord … NO – Sing your heart out to Him at all times!

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#Supernatural #Weapon #Training for #2017 part 3 – Say

This is perhaps one of the more potent weapons that we have at our disposal. Unfortunately, it is also the least understood, least used, attribute of a progressive follower of Yeshua ha’Mashiach.
This is the simplest of weapons to use – but most of us have no idea how to use it. This is the word ‘say’. Genesis 1:3 “And God said ‘let there be light’ and there was light.”
Genesis reveals that this is an attribute of the Father, which implies that it is an attribute for us to use also. But it is most important for us to take to heart under what circumstances we may not only acquire this, but also for us to witness, first hand, miracles that manifest before our eyes as a result of what we have just said.
In Genesis YHWH is working from a particular environment – that is, from the eternal Kingdom, outside space and time, in perfection Himself. Therefore, our Father was coming from authenticity – there was nothing false within Him. So He was able to command the impossible – and realise the appropriate response from His surroundings. Let’s say that YHWH was acting within His unique perfect position.
We are not so blessed. Our lives began in darkness, and we have to spend our lives gradually (by Gods grace) being transformed from it. This is manifest in the sad fact that our word is no longer trusted, and lying has almost become the acceptable thing.
If, however, we read Genesis 27, we find a challenging story of Isaac being deceived in blessing Jacob with Esau’s blessing – and he could not undo what had come out of his mouth. This is a very difficult passage for 21st century westernised people to grasp. But that is because we do not think like ancient eastern Hebrew people – we do not know how to! Until we begin to wrestle with Yeshua’s exhortation in Matthew 15:11, which implies that there is the possibility of everything perfect coming out of the body. And it is from that point of view that we should turn to the power packed word ‘am-air’… to say or to speak.
ALEPH, MEM, RESH.
I believe that this is a unique word, even in Hebrew, in that each character shares the importance of its position – you’ll see:
MEM – the act of baptism (ie dying to the world with Yeshua – then rising to perfect eternal life with Him also). This is done because of His blood spilt for you (note: Leviticus 17:11 – life is in the blood). And MEM is also water (again note: John 7:38 – rivers of living water!). Both these examples point to a perfect vital existence – so I have chosen this as the place to start ie immerse yourself in the blood/the water, and shockingly, MEM also means the Word! So, immerse yourself in the Word of God – a great place to start – and remember, all Hebrew characters can be read (and obeyed) as calls to action!
Now we add ALEPH on the one side – this is the execution of the Father’s power and authority, and I am talking about healing the sick, raising the dead, casting out demons – yes, THAT kind power and authority!
Incredibly, on the other side is RESH. It is ‘bringing something up out of the mind’. It is easy for the Westerner to accept the concept of the mind, but this is different. The English translated word ‘mind’ can also mean, in Hebrew, the spirit – or, The Spirit! That’s it! It makes absolute sense! The word to be spoken has to come from the living Word that is the Son, given power and authority that no one can stand against – that is from the Father. And energized, made manifest, brought into this reality in total obedience – by the Holy Spirit!… So, there WAS light!

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#Supernatural #Weapon #Training for #2017 part 2 #Fasting

The other day someone came into our gathering and simply said in response to a question on how God can work through us, he said ”Things happen after a two or three-day fast”. When I went to speak to him further he had vanish – and we have not seen him since that one time.
However, it got me thinking about what happens when one fasts. What does it mean anyway? Well, I am sure you will be able to quote the numerous challenging statements from Mark 9:29, Isaiah 58, and a number of other references – all exhorting us to do it right.
So, I had a look at the Hebrew for ‘fasting’, and sure enough, found myself reading with eyes agog as to what was before me.
The supernatural clearly ‘energizes’ what is contained, and seems to be fitting offensive weapon that manifests the Kingdom of Heaven – as we participate. Read this carefully:
The Hebrew word for ‘fast’ is ‘Tsoom’ – Tsade Vav Mem
Vav means to commit oneself. Tsade means to wait. Men means to sustain (perhaps by drinking water!)
But there is more – a lot more!
Let’s go deeper:
Vav means to be committed to the way of the Lord (or to pitch your tent in His camp). And Vav contains precisely what that way is – none other than the Yasher Light (which is the light of righteousness – and remember this ‘light’ is the one referred to by Daniel – chapter 5 verse 11 ”…insight and intelligence and wisdom… ” This is the Aramaic word Naheru). This is the light that descends upon those in submission, and endows them with revelation. … and that changes those who hear (if they have the appropriate ears to hear!).
Tsade means waiting with an attitude that is concentrating upon what is about to be received (and we are not talking physical food). This is the same attitude that ones receives as they ‘receive’ righteousness, because this word is the action of righteousness (not the object of righteousness).
Mem is the character that presses us to question. But it also implies ‘ask and you SHALL receive’. Mem also contains the idea of receiving the Living Water – and being washed in the Blood AND receiving the Word of God… that is letting God’s Word dwell with you richly, which changes us entirely! Paul said ”… Be transformed by the renewal of your mind” Romans 12:2.
Are you beginning to see that ‘fasting’ is not going without food (Isaiah 58), rather it is feasting upon all that our Incredible Father is showering upon us!
So, how offensive is that? I would say pretty offensive seeing as all YHWH pours upon us reveals the eternal Kingdom – AND at the same time destroys every dark so-called stronghold – not so strong eh?

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#Supernatural #Weapon #Training for 2017 – part 1

This is vital to take hold of – and understand how to use it.
It is the offensive weapon ‘praise’, and this packs some incredible supernatural abilities, which I think we will need to fully grasp this coming year.
I believe the secret key to using this effectively is by looking at the original Hebrew word pronounced ‘yardah’ YOD DALET HEY.
In the context of praising our Eternal Father – which we should learn to do at all times, whether we feel like it or not (Psalm 9 all of it) – DALET is truly an eye opener, just read this: Revelation 4:1, and bear in mind that DALET means door. So, if we are seeking to praise God then the opportunity is there for us to be in the same situation as John – as long as we are pressing on to perfection and not looking down at our own shortcomings.
But DALET also stands for something else – the Shekhinah Glory (The Father dwelling among us – this is His PROMISE to all who submit to Him). In this context DALET becomes a supernatural vehicle when YOD is acted upon.
How? Amazingly, and simply, YOD is the outstretched arm and hand. And when we lift up our upturned palms to Abba we are physically submitting ourselves to what ever His purpose is for us. At the same time YOD can be the hand of God on us, protecting us, as we read earlier in Psalm 9.
On the other side there is HEY – revelation (the Father revealing Himself to us – specifically!). It is also worshipping in the Spirit, the end result being the same – YHWH manifesting His glory before our very eyes. No wonder YARDAH is a dramatic call to praise our Master and King!
Now, did you notice that each character is a two-way function – from God, to God (Isaiah 55:10,11). This is His Shekhinah glory made manifest. Totally supernatural! You better expect things to happen when you truly praise our Lord!
But I said this is an offensive weapon. What can be more offensive to the father of deception than to be totally ignored while we glory in our Elohim. Satan is simply pushed out of our minds, our hearts are lit up, the brightness reveals the Truth! And we just go from strength to strength – in Him!

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A vision for 2017? 

​It happened again. I woke up in the night in a state of puzzlement. I had just drempt or visioned an inexplicable observation in which I was the ‘visual’ before me. It is almost impossible to describe but it was like an organic leaf like being gracefully lifting itself from something of great stature.  I was almost overcome by the intensive mixture of unadulterated joy…  and a strange uneasiness at sensing my insignificant size … which also felt like the size of the universe! 

When I became fully awake I perceived a sort of silent verbalisation of Acts 1. 8 “… And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” At the same time somebody said three things,  ”This was not just said to the disciples then but to the disciples now” and ”think as a Hebrew and not a Greek” and ”you are not to be witnesses as to what Jesus is – but you are to be witnesses to what Jesus does – which will happen before your eyes.  Be ready to declare His supernatural love,  power,  and authority over what you witness.  In doing so you will be a lamp that will shine His chozeh light (which is actually a reflection of His yasher light).” 

(Yasher means righteous ie coming from YHWH,  chozeh means seer or prophet ie someone who speaks what God shows him.  So,  once we reflect the yasher light it goes from us to the one God wants to reveal something to – and then it returns to God as the chozeh light (Isaiah 55. 11 WOW!!) 

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A visionary dream? 

Is this just for me,  or is it also for someone else?

I do not know if this was a dream or vision whilst I was awake:

A verbal perception of the name Isaiah. 

A visual perception of a hand with a screwed up ball of red paper. A feeling that I should eat it.

An emotional perception that I had eaten it and I became overwhelmed with an intense sense of joy.

A final verbal perception (a very loud one!) of the word ”deliverance”.

My take on this is that, because I believe deliverance is a daily walk (Matthew 6.13), I will find valuable insights to manifest His glory within the book of Isaiah.

After all, deliverance is a two way thing – being delivered from the darkness,  and being saved by the light.

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