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How do you Identify with Something without Truth?

I saw a documentary on Twitter today and had a few thoughts.

Terms like approximate or identify have no meaning without truth to approximate or identify with. It is like playing a game of horseshoes and there is no stake, and I say that “I won the game, because my horseshoe is closer.” Without the stake, terms like “closer” and “further” have no meaning. If terms do not have definitions, then they are meaningless, and terms like “identity” have no intelligibility. It would result in skepticism, but since skepticism denies the law of contradiction it would have to be false to be true.  

As a Christian I am to understand my Identity in Jesus Christ. If there is no definition for Jesus Christ I cannot rationally comprehend that I do or do not identify with Jesus. If you do not have truth to begin with, then such terms are without understanding. Sure, a person can say they know what a square circle is, but until they demonstrate what that is, I have no justification to accept they comprehend it. Because I say something with my mouth, “all 6 are green and 8 are clouds,” does not mean I comprehend what I say.

Furthermore, the professor and other kept saying things like, that is “your truth,” and this is my or “their truth.” They kept saying this over and over like the good little dogmatic zealots they are. It was not a private issue; rather it was a public statement they applied to everyone; that is, everyone has their own truth, is applied to all.  This is called dogmatic. Because they forced this on others who did not want this label they are by definition zealots. The catholic church portrayed in the Anime Hellsing, would blush in envy at their dogmatic zealotry.

I bring this up because at one point a professor says he was offended because Matt wanted to find the truth about reality. The professor implied and said such a search for objective truth was an attack against someone else’s “their truth.” The professor was dogmatically applying the statement that “each has their own truth” to Matt and to all, but was a hypocrite by implying Matt was morally wrong for looking for a truth that should be applied to all. It is as though the professor was blind that he was zealously applying a statement as a truth dogmatically to all. Flaming hypocrite. The professor violated his own standard.

This always happens with any philosophy based on skepticism, agnosticism and such. If they applied their own doctrine to themselves their own doctrine, to be true would have to be false. For the professor to say we all have our own truth, is a dogmatic truth claim forced on all. To be true it must be false.

To apply the principle with consistency, then “my truth,” well, “is only for me.” If, for sake of argument we take it ethically, (I say this because ethics cannot be comprehended without presupposing the Bible), then to make another person affirm “my truth” would be morally evil, because it would stop being “my truth” to a “public dogmatic truth.” A person cannot accept or affirm another person’s truth, if the principle is to be consistent.  Therefore, such a principle in practical application would be irrelevant and meaningless. The fact that people use “my truth” to make other people acknowledge it means it is not “my truth” but a public dogmatic applied to all. It violates its own meaning. To be true it is false. And because it is false, it should be mocked, dismissed and forgotten.

The focus of this quick post was on the logical and a little bit on first principles of knowledge, and not on the ethical. However, since we are dealing with such things as “definitions,” “ethics,” “logic,” and “truth,” such things do not have any intelligibility without presupposing the Bible, which is the public portion of God’s mind revealed to the world. As Vincent Cheung says in Captive to Reason (pg44), Since the bible is self-authenticating (similar to the Law of Contradiction) and says all other ways of thinking are false, then all non-Christian systems of thinking are false by logical exclusion.

All non-Christians are not only sinful but stupid. Non-Christian philosophies are an abyss of skepticism and anti-logic. Jesus Christ not only takes away one’s sinful record, but also saves the mind from being a moron. He heals sickness and gives success. If you turn to Him for salvation, you will not be disappointed. Who am I? I am a friend of the truth. And for you, I am the best friend you ever had, because I tell you the truth.

Don’t You Dare Sit there and Only Sip on Some Water

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?,’ for the pagans seek after all these things. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”

Matthew 6 31-33.

The Bible is always true. Jesus teaches that pagans want the good material things on earth. Pagans seek more than just getting by in terms of wealth. Thus it is true that pagan seek wealth, because Jesus presupposes that they do.

Wealth as a blessing, is lesser if compared to forgiveness and sonship, yet Jesus wants and promises to give them to His covenant insiders. Because He wants to give pagan-level-seeking wealth to us, then it is good by definition because He says it and does it. To resist this is evil, wicked and rebellious. We are not seek pagan-level-seeking wealth by our strength and time, and neglect our God and family. Rather we seek pagan-level-seeking wealth by seeking God’s kingdom first. Even though it is by this indirect way, yet, we understand God wants us to have it. Thus, we seek it in order to please God. We get this wealth by God’s command and ordained way.

I received a response to this saying that “because material wealth is a lesser blessing then we should not seek it, but seek a relationship with God instead.”

This passage in Matthew 6 is only level one regarding how to receive God’s blessings of wealth. There is more to it. Matthew 6 is only an indirect way to receive it, but there are direct ways to receive wealth by faith.

Galatians 3 tells us Jesus became our curse so that we have the blessing of Abraham. This blessing included financial increase. Jesus was nailed to our curses of financial lack (which was in the law as curses) and gave us the blessing of Abraham. Paul says in Corinthians 8-9 that Jesus was a substitute atonement for us in the aspect of our poverty, so that He gave us His wealth in exchange. In context of Paul’s dialog it was not about spiritual wealth but material wealth.  

Also, since James and Paul moralizes Old Testament examples for us to use for ourselves, to use the prayer of Jabez is more than fair game to use for us. Because it was by faith, as an inheritor of Abraham’s blessing Jabez is for us, because we have the same blessing and faith.  

Thus, God gave us His one and only Son, His only Son, to bleed and gasp to death on a cross, hour after hour, to take our property away and give us His material wealth. If you look, there are blood stains on that money, and it is belongs to God’s only Son, Jesus Christ.

Also, Jesus made material substance multiply that would equate to over a year’s wages in money. He made fish to come in an abundance for financial gain and picked money out of fish. Jesus said that “whosoever believes in Me, will do the same works, and even greater.”

Thus, even if material wealth is a lesser blessing as compared to being born-from-above and reconciled to God, it is still a blessing with Jesus’ blood stained on it. To receive wealth is thus part of the gospel, if we define the gospel as all the good things Jesus accomplished, at that time and place, by His substitutionary death and resurrection. To reject any command of God is to be rebellious and wicked. It does not matter the priority of the command. To be disobedient is to be disobedient.

God commands and promise over and over that the righteous will increase with wealth to be blessed and be a blessing, particularly to the ministry. It is not a suggestion to partake of Abraham’s blessing. It is a command to walk in your identity and live it. Thus, to reject seeking wealth to be blessed and to bless the ministry is to treat the blood of Jesus Christ as a common thing, to spit on the Christian identity in Christ, and to reject God’s command as a reprobate.

If you have so much god-centered humility, then the Bible promises to exalt you. Thus, if you are so godly, and you don’t need wealth, you should have some compassion and think about getting 1000 houses to give to those who need it? How awesome would it be to give a billion dollars to ministries and missionary groups? But you are so godly you cannot even strain out a gnat to give, because you are too busy seeking a relationship with God first. How spiritual of you. But this same God says if you do this, then He will give you the level of wealth the pagans seek after, and we know pagans seek a large amount of wealth. No, the fact that you do not have pagan-level-seeking wealth, is because the way you have defined a “relationship with Jesus” is anti-Christ and blaspheme. And thus, you do not seek God first. A correct relationship with Jesus would include gaining such wealth because God wants to give this to us “in our relationship with Him”; He has commanded; His Son bleed for it.

Who else other than Satan preaches and teaches and trolls all over the internet telling people to not accept the blood-stained blessings of God? Paul was right, Satan disguises himself as a messenger of light. Satan disguises himself as Christians who spend much time trying to convince Christian to reject the blessings of God. I am still amazed so-called Christians spend time convincing others to reject God’s goodness. Blessings that Jesus died for and blessings God has commanded that we receive in faith. Surely, no person in their right mind would do such a thing? Only someone possessed or influenced by demons could participate in such rebellious and stupidity. Such people are imprisoned in a demonic stronghold.

Jesus, in Mark 1:23 starting casting out demons with a demon who was comfortable attending church. It is our job to do the same. We need to start our judgment with the church and begin to cast out Satan and demons. Its time to set the prisoners free and expel the darkness.

The only way out is to obey God and receive all His gospel blessings in faith and without qualifications or excuses. This is the type of relationship God wants with His chosen ones. Those who reject this are in fact without a relationship with God. They are outsiders to Him and His covenant. They are reprobates, and this is why they reject God’s command and reject His relationship.

Let us who enjoy obeying God, or that is enjoy having a relationship with Him, enjoy all the benefits of this relationship. Our Father has invited us to His rich table. He has spared no expense and wants everyone to know how lavish it is. He wants all to know that He paid for all it. He wants you to thank Him by sitting down and enjoying all the good things He has prepared for you. Don’t you dare sit there and only sip on some water and think you are honoring your God. The more you partake, the more you honor Him.


Drive Out and Take Possession

When you cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan,  
you must drive out all the people living there. … 
Take possession of the land and settle in it,
because I have given it to you to occupy. Exodus 33:51-53 NLT

In Salvation Jesus saves us and we do nothing. This is typified with Israel crossing the Red Sea. God defeated their enemies, and they did nothing. All Moses did was wave his staff around a little. When they passed through the water, their baptism was one of freedom; they were no longer slaves. However, there was another baptism at the Jordon. (see Vincent Cheung, The Edge of Glory). God commanded two things after this second baptism into power. They were to “Drive Out” the inhabitants and then “Take Possession,” of the mike and honey, houses, gold and vineyards.

This archetype is realized in the baptism of the Spirit in Acts 1:4-8.
The decrees of God are logical (supralapsarian), and thus what we see in history is a reverse of the decrees. The book of Acts is the original, the promise land and Joshua was reversed engineered from the story of the church as described in Acts. They were the illustration, and Acts the original. Thus, the 2 baptisms in Exodus was the illustration for God’s original 2 baptisms of water and the Spirit.

Thus, we see Jesus and the disciple “Driving Out” demons and the religious leaders. Jesus and his disciples “took possession” of the good things, such as health, money, knowledge, spiritual powers, lands, leaderships and even kings.

This is where many Christians fail. They are like the people of Israel and are still stuck in the desert. They are there not because of persecution for the gospel sake, but because of their unbelief in God’s promises. God commanded Israel that the second baptism was one of power. Instead of God doing all the work Himself, He would empower them drive out and take possession. Because Israel had no faith they rebelled against God and refuse to be used by Him.

The issue is that good things like healing, prosperity, good relationships and so forth are in the promise land ready for God’s people to take procession of them. These are not like conversion and freedom, where you did nothing for it. The Spirit, like the wind blowing wherever it wants, gives new-birth and you were freed and started to believe. This is again like the Red Sea baptism. But after conversion God’s commands us to be baptized in the Spirit, which is seen in the Jordan. When Joshua and Israel come out of Jordan they had swords and shields. They were going to fight with God’s power, unlike with Pharaoh, when they did nothing.  In order for Jacob to grab his inheritance he must take up a sword.

God as already given healing and blessings in the finished atonement of Jesus. But unlike conversion, you must drive out Satan and take possession of these blessings by the fight of faith. Some are still in the desert and claim it is the will of God they are not healed. Like Israel, they put all the blame on God and overlook their unbelief. It is the same story over and over again. Some step into the promise land for 17 steps and claim they cant get healed because of the will of God, yet they haven’t faced one city or driven out one demon to take possession. Jesus commands us to pray and never give up. We are to keep driving out and take procession.

To be a good soldier one must develop internal power of faith, and be clothed with the power of the baptism of the Spirit.  When these are developed properly, there is no giant that can stop you from driving out and taking hold of any promise of healing, prosperity, relationships and moving mountains that Jesus said, no matter how big and glorious the promise.

The Hittites were the first Israel faced. Their name symbolizes fear. This is how demons, the old man and the 2 million Israelite unbelievers will try to pressure you to not go and take possession. But faith is stronger than fear, because faith has absolute confidence in God’s Word and not man’s sight or feelings.

As Strange as it Sounds, the Bible is For You

“I Can Do All Things Through Jesus who Strengthens Me”

Critics say this is only about suffering, so you cannot use this verse for prosperity, for example. However, Paul also mentions in context that Christ strengthens him for prosperity and good things as well.

Even if we narrow it down Paul’s own life, the “good” would include all his miracles, favor, visions, resurrections, powers and one supernatural thing after another. To teach at that school for a few years, is a supernatural success.

Thus, it would mean God gives strength for miracles, visions, resurrections, powers and one supernatural thing after another. If the critic cannot agree to at least this, then they are the ones ignoring the context.

Paul spoke how he was a shied to his churches, taking on the persecution of Christ for them. Thus, it is wrong to say all Christians should expect to suffer “like Paul.” We should expect some sufferings “for the gospel sake,” but “like Paul” is a different category. Most Christians can apply the promise of the Psalms to themselves, where it says to “seek God and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Paul was an exception to this in that God said He as called him to a specific type of ministry that will include much suffering. Most Christians are not in this type of binding ministry that Paul was in, and so some make composition fallacy at this point with Paul.

With that said, why would God, who who gave us His only Son, and who will freely give us all things, only strengthen us for suffering but not success? The Spirit strengthens us to have faith for all scripture, including when Jesus said, “whosoever believes in me, will do even greater things.” Thus I am strengthened to ask and receive all types of success and miracles. Because the Spirit was a promise of the gospel, then I can say, “by Christ.”

Also, the bible speaks of God empowering His children and promises to do so in many ways and in for all types of situations. The critics act as if God’s many promises to help and strengthen His children only apply to Paul when He suffers? How does that work? The fact is, many (if not a super majority) of the promises are for strength for good things like salvation, healing, prosperity, relational blessings, productivity in life and spiritual power and fruit.

And lastly, this whole thing can simply be dealt with one brut slap. The bible moralizes itself. (see Vincent Cheung. All Things are Yours) James moralizes Elijah to the horizon and back, and Paul does so in Corinthians 10. Thus, even if I were to moralize the text for myself to be wealthy, there is nothing wrong with it. If you are are Christian, then Paul and Peter are yours: yes, even time itself belongs to you; even the world belongs to you, that is, reality belongs to you. And as strange as it sounds, even the bible is for you to be strengthened for all things and be victorious over all things in this world.

Humility Without Exaltation Does Not Exist

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand,
that he may lift you up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6)

It is odd to hear people boast of their humility before God. They tell us how they are the greatest of sinners and lowly before God. And yet, they are still sick, still have defective body parts, poor (or work 3 jobs, so that the only money they have is by human power), depressed, their neighbors, co-workers and family vex them. There is no sign of God’s miraculous power in their life; there is no sign of the gospel of Abraham on them. They look like outsiders to the Covenant. Basically, Satan steamrolls over them, and they call it humility before God.

Yet, Peter describes what happens to a humble person. God exalts them and lifts them up. What does Peter mean by God exalting someone in context of his own letters? Peter quotes Psalm 34 as an example of God blessing you. (read it). Four times the Psalmist says, “God delivers him out of ALL his troubles.” Let us say that 3 more times to get the weight of it. God delivers him out of ALL his troubles. God delivers him out of ALL his troubles. God delivers him out of ALL his troubles. Peter says by such promises (which include Psalm 34) we “Partake of the Divine Nature.”

Thus in context Peter’s own understanding of God lifting up and exalting someone is to “deliver them from all their troubles.” Peter also mentions in chapter 2 that “by His stripes we are healed,” which is understood by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 8:17) as bodily healing. We will not deal with genuine gospel persecution since that is a logical different category from troubles of life.

Thus, it is delusional to claim you are humble by a biblical standard and not have God deliver you from all your troubles. Not possible.

You might look at your life and see that you are not delivered from all your troubles. Will you blame God or yourself? Will you negate the bible, or will you negate your own calculations? If you are truly a child of God, then do not be bitter at your Father’s disciple. He loves you. It is meant to help and build you up. He wants you to be helped and blessed more than you want it. It’s not Him you need to convince, its your own unbelief that needs to be convinced of His love and faithful promises.

Here is the big idea. Humility starts with your starting point for knowledge. Humility starts with knowledge and faith; it does not first begin behavior. The bible is the sole standard of good and evil. The bible says sickness is evil and healing is good. The fact that Jesus died for sickness as a substitutionary atonement, so that He took on our sickness (the bad) and we have the healing (good), it would trample the blood of Jesus to call sickness good. The same with sin (bad) and righteousness (good) that Jesus was our substitute for. Just because Jesus said if you have been forgiven much, then you will love much, does not make sin good. The same with other categories such as sickness and healing. In fact, the bible commands us to be healed (James 5:14-15). Thus is evil to stay sick and good to be healed, in regards to your accountability before God.

Thus, the only way to “humble” yourself before God if you are sick, for example, is to regard your experiences and observations about sickness as garbage and horse s#5@. This is putting off the old man and his old way of thinking. Then you put on the new man. You replace your trash experience and trash observation with the superior word, commands and promises of God. You repent of human speculation over God’s Word, and start to read, meditate, and confess the promises of God about healing. This is how you begin to “humble” yourself under God’s mighty hand. And as Peter says, God will then lift you up and exalt you. Image the God of Gods, the king of kings exalting you! Truly nothing in this world compares to it. No one can exalt you the way God is able to do so.

Look at Job at the end of his life. Double the wealthiest guy in the whole area. Excessively wealthy. Double long life. Many children. This is a man who God exalted. This was a humble man. Moses was a humble man, and God exalted him to be the leader of Israel. Joseph was humble and God exalted him in one day to the right hand of Pharaoh. Look at all the people in the gospels and Acts who humbled themselves with faith in God’s healing promise. God delivered them ALL from their sickness troubles. All of them. We are not talking about the obvious examples of God exalting sinners for the day of slaughter. Thus, show me a man whom God has exalted, and I will show you a humble man. Why is this the cause? Because if you humble yourself, God will exalt you.

Outsiders Beg; Kings Command

“…It is taught (from Characteristics) that a one-time prayer is enough, and all other prayers after should be in thanksgiving. I found this useful when I first followed the WOF, because Reformed prayer is just begging in unbelief...”

Read Vincent Cheung, The Extreme Faith Teacher.

This is the standard of faith and the immediate effects that come from a single prayer of faith. This is the standard Jesus held His disciples to. This is the same standard He will hold us to. This is the standard of faith and its effects we will be judged against. There is only one definition for what faith and its effects look like, and that glory belongs to scripture alone. This standard is not just a suggestion, it is a command. If you love God you will obey it, if you hate God you will disobey it. This is not rocket science.

I understand the context of a person coming from a teaching of unbelief and then hearing the many voices of the charismatics and Word of Faith. They are broadly correct on the topic of faith, but have many wrong points that come from Arminianism and self-imposed narrow applications that do not belong to Scripture (such as the 5 or 9 fold gifts of the Spirit ministry). With that said, this idea of faith is simple enough for a child to grasp, and so, one ought to be ashamed theologians can confuse them.

The reformed prayer is a beggar’s prayer, and this is why they see no results. Begging is for those who are outsiders of God’s contract. Insiders relate to God differently. I am glad you see this. Faith is “confidence” or “absolute certainty” God will do what He promised. One man asked Jesus, “if you can,” and Jesus was offended and said, “if I can?” Jesus never commanded us to “beg for the things we want.” Jesus commanded us to speak His Name in faith and make demons scream and mountains fly. The difference is huge. We are children of God. Children do not beg as if they are outsiders sitting abandoned on the road. Some theologians are indeed outsiders to God’s Contract and so all they can do is beg, and then try to deceive God’s children in following their outsider behavior. Yet we are indeed children of God. We sit at His table as co-heirs with Christ. Children ask the Father for a fish and they get a fish. They ask for the Spirit of God (can anyone put a value on the Spirit of God?), and the Father will absolutely give this to His sons and daughters. He will withhold nothing good from you. And “good” is defined by Jesus, as asking what you want and God giving this to you. The bible is the only definition of reality. Only God defines good and evil. God defines good as asking whatever you want and God giving it to you. This is good, because God thinks so.

In fact, we reign as kings in this life through the credited righteousness of Jesus and His unmerited favor (Romans 5:17-21). A king who begs is not a king. A king who does not speak is not a king. A king who does not decree is not a king. A king decrees and it happens. Royalty commands, and they are obeyed. “YOU will say… [then] nothing will be impossible to YOU, (Matthew 17:20).” “If YOU have faith … it will obey YOU, (Luke 17:6). When gods speak, reality obeys THEM.

Of course, it is God power at work in us, and not own power, but because the Bible rejects pantheism, when WE speak it is us, NOT God. Thus, reality will obey us when we speak in faith.

The basic idea is simple: read the promises, meditate on the promises, decree (in Jesus Name) the promises over yourself and then thank God for giving you the things you prayed/proclaimed. Some charismatic fools can get narrowly hung up on saying, “once you do this only keep thanking God for the results and do not pray the prayer again.” This comes from an overzealous fear of words. As Numbers 13-14 shows, you need to be careful with your words. (see Vincent Cheung, The Edge of Glory). If you speak unbelief, then God will give the evil you spoke; yet, if you speak faith, God will give the good you spoke. However, the bible says more about this. Consider David in Psalm 31:22 spoke a word of unbelief, but God helped Him.  Obviously, David repented and re-asked for help and God helped him. Peter denied Jesus 3 times, but then re-affirmed his devotion and God received him back. This is the big idea, unbelief is strong, but a word of faith is stronger. If you made a mistake, turn around and speak the word of faith again, and God will help you. The Word and Spirit are stronger. A Confession of Faith is much stronger. Do not fear.

Also, Jesus directly commands that we pray and never give up. Thus, to say you cannot repeat your prayer, is a direct rebuttal of Jesus Himself. Jesus had to pray for a blind man twice. A person with “great faith” and who as developed a mature faith will indeed speak short one time prayers or confessions and will often see it happen immediately. We are all to strive for this level of power and faith. We will all give an account for how well we sought to obey Jesus in acquiring this standard of faith. Here is the big idea, if we had perfect faith, then we would only need one prayer for all things, but even then there might be a few exceptions, like Jesus praying for the blind man. But since no one has perfect faith, we are commanded to pray in a group (when two or three are gather..) we are commanded to have our elders come and pray with us, and we are given the gift of faith to help compensate for our imperfect faith.  God loves us so much that He has given us many tools to help us get the things we ask for. He wants to give you many good things. He is more than willing and able.

Thus, many charismatic teachers teach faith in practical steps (although flawed), to help struggling saints develop faith. Thus, we have two categories. One is the standard of faith as taught by Jesus, and the Second are pastors giving practical steps in how to get to that standard. Do not confuse the two. Some of these steps are not commandments, but can be helpful tools, and yet others are just wrong.

Back to our basic teaching, “read the promises, meditate on the promises, confess/pray the promises and (if you need to wait), then thank God for granting your request. This is great teaching. However, some say only repeat the last one, but as shown above, this is not necessarily so. Sometimes it is better to repeat the whole process. Maybe your mind is not renewed enough, and you need to establish the promises in your mind more. Thus, the practical application of this does depends on person to person, but the overall biblical applicable is the same for all.

Another reason why the advice to never repeat your prayer, but only give thanks, is bad, is because it puts the focus man and brings up fear. It puts the focus on you and then fear comes from this. Giving thanks for the prayed outcome is great, but if your mind is not renewed as it ought to be, then just giving thanks will not work (although, God still might grant it out of sheer kindness). You do need a honest self-evaluation, but remember that the focus of faith is God, His Word, His faithfulness and His love toward you. If you are focused on your self-evaluation and feelings, then by definition you are not in faith any more. Often, when developing faith and even keeping it, you need to re-read the promises, re-meditate and then on this foundation pray, and faith will naturally arise by God’s power.

Because Jesus wants you to have the things you pray for, He made it a command to pray and never give up. Stop and think about that for a moment. He wants you to have your request so much, He commanded that you never give up. He promises God will absolutely give you what you ask for. This is how much He loves you. He wants you to have the things you pray for, more than you do. Thus, it is not God you need to convince to give you what you ask; rather, it is your stubborn mind and unbelief, that needs convincing. God has already convinced Himself to give you whatever you ask for in faith. Thus, if there is a lack of results, it is not on God’s part, but you. So, in the confidence of God’s love for you re-read the promise, re-meditate and re-confess the promises of God.  

The important thing to do when praying is to not hedge your prayer in uncertainty and unbelief. Leave no room for your prayer to not be answered, because God has already convinced Himself to give you what you ask. This is essentially what a Word of Faith declaration is. It is a short-hand prayer that knows the outcome is certain. Thus faith speaks this way, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, standup and walk.” No fear, no hedging. Just absolute confidence in God doing what He said He would do. And if you have read the gospels, Jesus loved this kind of faith. In fact, Jesus publicly boasted about such people before God and men. And if you have this kind of faith, Jesus will boast and exalt you before God and men. Imagine, the God of Gods and the King of Kings exalting you. Surely there is nothing greater in all reality.

“What I’m about to tell you is true.

What I’m about to tell you is true.
What you lock on earth will be locked in heaven.
What you unlock on earth will be unlocked in heaven.
(Matthew 18:18)

In context of Matthew 18 it does mention forgiveness, but it also mentions faith to ask for anything and then get this anything. This is also said in Matthew 16, in context of Jesus saying He will build His church with Peter’s declaration that He is the Son of God, and this expansion of His kingdom will be so unstoppable that the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Thus, the context allows for a broad use of this. It is an all encompassing power that belongs to followers of Jesus who have faith; this is the same faith one uses to be saved, to be healed, to move mountains, to expand His kingdom, to forgive, and ask for anything you desire. Think about it: you have faith to receive a miracle of wealth, and then use this to fund the gospel mission. Not only did you unlock a financial door here on earth, but by sowing this back into God’s work you have unlocked treasure for yourself in heaven. Faith opens doors on earth, in heaven and in other dimensions. Faith is the master key. Jesus says give to Caesar what belongs to “him.” He says if you tell this mountain to be cast into the sea with faith, it will obey “you,” and etc. Thus, “you” cast out demons and “you” free an enslaved soul who receives Jesus, then what “you” loosed on earth will also be loosed in the next life.

All Authority Has Been Given to Me

Satan told Jesus,
“I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” (Luke 4:6-7)

After Jesus’ resurrection and defeat of Satan (triumphing over Satan) Jesus says,
“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Jesus uses His authority to endow His followers with miraculous power by the baptism of the Spirit.

“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.” (Luke 24:49)

““Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.  For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
(Acts 1:4,8)

“When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1-2)

If this was true, before the resurrection and before Jesus had sat down at the right hand of power, and all authority given to him both in heaven and earth, then how much more do we have authority and power to drive out demons, heal the sick and proclaim the Kingdom today!

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazarethwalk.” (Acts 3:6)


Father, You LOVE them as much as you Love Me

I want to highlight how Jesus concentrated on His love toward us, when He was focusing on the doctrine of asking whatever we want in prayer and getting it. The two passages are from John 14-17, and Ephesians 3.

Jesus says as much as the Father loved Him, He (Jesus) loves us.
He says as much as the Father loves Him, the Father loves us.
He says the glory/value the Father gave Jesus, He has given to us.
Jesus says the peace He has, He has given to us.
Jesus says the house He dwells in, He has given us real estate there.
Jesus says the Joy that He has, He has given to us.
Jesus says the word the Father gave him, He has given to us.
Jesus says the Spirit and Power for ministry He has, He has given to us.
Jesus says the authority the Father gave Him, He has given to us.
Jesus says He is our friend.
Jesus says He wants to be with us.
Jesus says He wants us to be with Him.
As if this is not enough, He says He wants to be in us the way the Father is in Him and us in Him.

This is both an action doctrine, in how God acts toward us, but also a definition of our identity in Jesus Christ.

In context of all things Jesus kept saying, ask whatever you want and you will get it.

Thus, when Paul prays for the church in Ephesians, the prayer is basically about them knowing about God’s love and then also experiencing God’s love. The conclusion of knowing and experiencing God love leads to two things. One, is that we are made full with God’s ablity and life. Second, is that in our prayers for good things, God gives to us exceedingly beyond what we ask or think. Think about the 12 large baskets left over from the feeding of the five thousand.

Think about how Jesus and the Apostles focus seems so different from how some preach on this topic. They always talk about the will of God this and that, in regards to prayer. Yet, Jesus does not even mention this, if only indirectly by suggesting God’s will is that prayers are based on man’s will. Jesus’ emphasis is about how loving God is toward us. Thus, when we pray, we presuppose the greatness of our Father’s love, so that “whatever” we ask for, we get it. A person who receives the truths of their beloved, superior identity, as Jesus taught us above, will obviously approach the throne of God will boldness and gratitude. They will ask and they will receive.

“In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a PLACE for you.” (14:1)

 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And WHATEVER you ASK in My name, that I will DO, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (14:12-14)

“Because I live, you will LIVE also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. (14:19-20)

“Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will LOVE him, and We will come to him and make Our HOME with him. (14:23)

“PEACE I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (14:27)

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ASK what you desire, and it shall be DONE for you. By this My Father is glorified (15:7-8)

“As the Father LOVED Me, I also have LOVED you; abide in My love. (15:9)

 “These things I have spoken to you, that My JOY may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” (15:11)

“Greater LOVE has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his FRIENDS.” (15:13)

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you FRIENDS, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you” (15:15)

 “You did not choose Me, but I CHOSE you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain” (15:16)

“If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.” (15:20)

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” (16:13)

“Ask, and you will receive, that your JOY may be full.” (16:24)

 In that day you will ASK in My name, and I do not say to you that I shall pray the Father for you;  for the Father Himself LOVES you, because you have loved Me, and have believed that I came forth from God.” (16:26-27)

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have PEACE. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (16:33)

“They know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.  (17:7-8)

“GLORY has come to me through them.” (17:10)

“I say these … that they may have the full measure of my JOY within them.” (17:13)

“For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.” (17:19)

“I have given them the GLORY that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me” (17:22-23)

“That you LOVE them as much as you love me” (17:23 NLT)

“Then your LOVE for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (17:26)

“I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s LOVE and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his LOVE is.  May you experience the LOVE of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
(Ephesians 3:16-20 NLT)


God does not Listen to Sinners

“We know God does not listen to sinners.” -Former blind man

Jesus, not the WCF, but God’s test of orthodoxy is asking for whatever you want and then getting this from Him (John 14-16). This is something only children and insiders and do. It is not something the religious traditionalists can mimic by washing the outside and not the inside. No. This is an outside proof of orthodoxy God has put into place. God has been kind to us so that we have an easy test to know if someone is an outsider or insider of the Contract made by His Son’s blood.  Some things the traditionalist can mimic, but as the former blind man testified to the traditionalists in the Sanhedrin, “we know God does not listen to sinner,” thus they cannot perform this test of orthodoxy. They do not get answers to their prayers, because they have no faith, and they have no faith because they are sinners and outsiders to God’s Contract blessings.

This is why men have conspired against God to form their own creeds and garbage test of orthodoxy in the WCF. Their trash level orthodoxy protects them from having to be insiders to God’s convent and from the embarrassment to prove they belong to God. Their test of orthodoxy is an intellectual a@#-wipe, their doctrines are demonic.

This former blind man still testifies today against all the trash level orthodoxy that the traditionist use to expel and persecute those who follow God’s test of orthodoxy.  This former blind man will one day testify against all traitors to God’s orthodoxy. He will point his finger to many famous and historical so-called heroes of the church and say, “we know God does not listen to sinners.”


For more reading see the master’s desk. “Predestination and Miracles,” by Vincent Cheung.