One revelation from the Spirit of God can change your life forever.
I have looked at different facets of spiritual warfare and today I want to go deeper into that area.
The more we learn about spiritual warfare and how to engage in it the more successful we will be in our walk with the Lord.
A proper knowledge of spiritual warfare will save you from many heartaches that the Lord never meant you to go through.
Here is what satan is doing in the lives of many people on this earth: “In whom the god (satan) of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4:4
Through the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they lost their authority of dominion over the earth when they defied the direction of God that they were not to eat the forbidden fruit.
That defiance of obeying God’s direction caused satan to become the god of this world and with that satan brought spiritual darkness into this world.
Spiritual darkness is the inability to understand the things of God and His Word.
Look at this verse it clearly shows the problem that people that are unsaved have understanding the things of the Lord: “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
This spiritual darkness that satan brings to the unsaved separates them from understanding the things of God including His Word.
The Word of God is a spiritual book written by God through individuals that He picked and then God dictated what He wanted them to write but allowed their personality to come through the writing.
Now let me present to you what happens when a person comes to the point that he is hungry for God and asks Jesus Christ to come into his life and be born again:
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet (able) to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered (past tense) from the power of darkness, (satan’s hold upon the unsaved) and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son: (Jesus Christ) In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:12-14
Let’s go through this verse. Before a person comes to Jesus Christ he is in spiritual darkness, (separation from God) that person thinks the things of God were foolishness and very confusing. However when that same person comes to Jesus Christ and asks Him into their heart he comes out of darkness into spiritual light, God’s light.
This verse in Colossians goes on to say that a person goes through a translation. The word translation in Colossians 1:13 from the original Greek means: to remove from one place to another or a change of situation or place.
In other words before we came to Jesus Christ we were in spiritual darkness because satan was our god, as the word of God says, satan is the god of this world and so we were living in spiritual darkness. We did not understand the things of God.
Furthermore we did not understand about spiritual warfare and the powerful spiritual weapons Jesus Christ left us after He ascended into heaven.
Then there is another key word in Colossians 1:14 and that word is redemption.
The word redemption in the original Greek which is what the New Testament was written in means a releasing by payment of ransom.
What was the payment of ransom? Colossians 1:14 tells us what that ransom is, it is the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ and through that blood we were not only brought out of satan’s spiritual darkness but the cause of that spiritual darkness was taken care of by the forgiveness of our sins. Sin separates us from God and causes spiritual darkness. Amen?
That’s why it is so important if you have come to Jesus Christ to read the Word of God and pray every day, it helps to keep you in God’s spiritual light.
Once your saved you have come into spiritual light, God’s light and are out of satan’s spiritual darkness.
Reading the Word of God gives you knowledge and knowledge brings you spiritual power against satan.
As you read the Word of God ask the Holy Spirit to illuminate the Word of God because the Holy Spirit is your teacher. John 14:26
God has sent ministers to teach you the Word of God but the Holy Spirit is the one that takes that teaching and makes it clear to you. Of course that also goes for reading the Word of God by asking the Holy Spirit to give you revelation or illumination of what you are reading and He will.
Then you will understand what weapons Jesus Christ has left you to defeat satan and demonic beings that attack you in your Christian life.
You don’t just get up each day and say well I ’m saved and on my way to heaven and I guess whatever comes my way is what God wants me to go through.
That of course is a lie from the devil.
There are many things in this life that God does not ever want you to go through and I encourage you to go back to last week’s teaching on spiritual warfare and it will list many of those things that God never wants you to go through but satan does.
Let’s start looking at some of the many weapons that Jesus Christ has left us to go into spiritual warfare with satan and demonic beings and become victorious over them rather than them always beating up on you.
Does that sound good?
Well it is true.
Lets look at Matthew 16:19 here Jesus is talking to believers of that day and the weapons He has given them which of course belong to us also as long as you are a born again believer.
“And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Please see Matthew 16:19
Let’s look at this scripture piece by piece to make it easy to understand. This is a verse in the Bible that so many Christians don’t know what they are reading even after they have read it.
Jesus said He has given you keys. Any time that someone has given you keys you have delegated authority.
Delegated authority means that a person is sent or authorized to represent someone else. Who is the someone else, it is Jesus Christ? Jesus Christ has given you delegated authority to represent Him and His kingdom on this earth.
When you really get a revelation of that you will be well on your way to using the weapons Jesus has left you to enter into spiritual warfare with satan and defeat him.
Then Matthew 16:19 goes on to say that whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.
Here is an important point that scripture says whatever YOU bind on earth will be bound in heaven, Jesus will not bind it for you.
I recall a powerful minister of God once told us that He had a vision of Jesus Christ standing before him and they were talking to each other.
However a demonic being kept jumping up and down between them and making noise.
The minister asked Jesus, are you going to take care of that demonic being from acting up? What Jesus told that minister shocked him.
Jesus said, no I am not going to do anything about that demonic being. Jesus told that minister I have given you authority and weapons to defeat satan and demonic beings and if you do not use them I won’t.
That may shock you also but think about it.
Why would Jesus give you spiritual weapons and make this statement in Matthew 16:19 if Jesus was going to use them instead of you, that would not make sense would it?
We need to get used to the fact that Jesus gave us spiritual weapons. As a child of God they belong to you.
Next Monday I will continue to explain the spiritual weapons in Matthew 16:19. One of the many spiritual weapons I will cover in the study of Spiritual Warfare.
EVENTS HAPPENING IN OUR MINISTRY: I want to give you an update on the outreach that we are doing at Conrad Freiholtz Ministries:
On Saturday September 17, 2016 Nita and I had gone to a mall and met with a Christian friend that we often share the things of the Lord with. The 3 of us had been sharing for a while when a man came up to our friend and we found out he knew our Christian friend so now all 4 of us are talking together.
My Christian friend introduced me as a minister friend of his to this man whose name is Joe.
Needless to say Joe started asking me all kinds of Bible questions for some time. The Spirit of God talked to my spirit and told me that I needed to lead this man to the Lord. Finally I looked at Joe and told him you have asked me many questions now let me ask you a question.
I asked Joe if he had even been born again and he hesitated as he then told me he belonged to a certain religion. I advised Him that Jesus is not coming back for any religion but instead born again believers. John 3:3
Nita talked to him and then he told Nita he wanted for me to pray with him to ask Jesus in his heart and be born again which Joe did and WE WERE THRILLED.
After we led Joe to the Lord he kept thanking us and I told him don’t thank us thank Jesus Christ for coming in your heart. Then we found out that this man was 91 years old.
The older a person is the harder it can be for them to come to Jesus Christ, that is a fact. So we know that the Precious Holy Spirit moved upon his heart.
Nita and I lead people to Jesus Christ as we minister in the church but that is not enough. We pray that God will lead people to us outside of church so we can lead them to the Lord and He absolutely sends them to us.
The Great Commission burns in us that tells us to lead people to Jesus Christ always. Matthew 28:19-20.
Nita and I get no greater joy than leading people to Jesus Christ in the church and out in the world where the sinner are on the highways and byways of life. That is our reasonable service as it is to all of us.
I want to encourage you ministers, the 5 fold ministry gifts, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher to lead people to Jesus Christ in your church, have altar calls after every service and also as you go out into the world every day.
Of course that goes for everyone whether you are a minster or not we are all called to lead people to Jesus Christ to fulfill the Great Commission. Amen? We are all called to be ambassadors for Christ. Please see 2 Corinthians 5:18-20
Then I wanted to let you know that 3 other ministries contacted Nita and I on the world web during the week of 9/12 -9/16/2016 consisting of 2 ministries from Africa and 1 from Myanmar formerly known as Burma as of 9-19-2016. That makes 16 ministries that have contacted us from different parts of the world. They have found our website and are receiving our ministry of the Word of God.
So we thank the Lord once again for spreading the ministry of His Word to bless people around the world
Nita and I are humbled by all of this and just want to be used of the Lord to spread His Word and REVIVAL around the world.
We are also grateful for the individuals from around the world that have contacted Nita and me through our website address and they have asked for prayer and questions and guidance in their lives. Nita and I pray over every prayer request we receive and count it a privilege to do so.
So we also encourage you individuals to contact us with your prayer requests and any questions you might have.
Praise you Lord we give Him all the honor and glory.
We are involved in our ministry on an international level and also will be continuing to minister at churches as we are led to go to these churches as well as going to churches in the United States.
On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the Spirit of God gave me a dream about a very large amount of people that I was ministering to. It seemed they were from different parts of the world. As I ministered to them I told them that WORLD WIDE REVIVAL was coming and that it would touch everyone on the face of the earth.
Every time I would say something to this huge crowd of people there would come a shout of excitement from them. But as I looked over to my right there was a man who I got eye contact with and I said this to him as we looked at each other. I told that man, whoever he was, that it was even going to affect him even though he would try to resist it.
And then I woke up.
Nita and I knew then and now that it was a dream from the Spirit of God and that He had called Nita and me to be part of this END TIME WORLD WIDE REVIVAL.
Since then I have ministered on revival several times in meetings and conversations I have had with other churches around the world.
JESUS SAID, “SAY NOT YE, THERE ARE FOUR MONTHS, AND THEM COMETH HARVEST? BEHOLD, I SAY UNTO YOU, LIFT UP YOUR EYES, AND LOOK ON THE FIELDS; FOR THEY ARE WHITE ALREADY TO HARVEST.” JOHN 4:35
Mankind has a tendency to push revival back to sometime in the future.
DO YOU HEAR THE WORD OF JESUS TODAY? SAY YE NOT, IN OTHER WORDS DON’T SAY THERE ARE FOUR MONTHS AND THEN IT IS TIME TO HARVEST, THE WORLD IS READY FOR REVIVAL NOW, NOW, NOW.
REVIVAL, REVIVAL, REVIVAL. (NOW, NOW, NOW).
“AS GOD’S PARTNERS, WE BEG YOU NOT TO ACCEPT THIS MARVELOUS GIFT OF GOD’S KINDNESS AND THEN IGNORE IT. FOR GOD SAYS, AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME, I HEARD YOU. ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, NEW LIVING TRANSLATION. INDEED THE “RIGHT TIME” IS NOW. TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.”
We have done 2 Skype ministries in Pakistan and the Holy Spirit moved greatly from that live ministry and touched that pastor and congregation. We give all the glory and honor to the Lord. Nita and I were very blessed about this service as we could really sense the presence of the Holy Spirit and His love and power as I ministered to this church including an altar call.
If you have just came to this ministry website today or have been visiting it on a more regular basis and the Spirit of the Lord has talked to your heart about going into intercessory prayer for Nita and myself and this ministry and giving financially even on a monthly basis we just ask that you will be obedient to what the Lord has spoken for you to do.
I believe there are some of you that have been touched by the Spirit of God by the work and vision that Nita and I have been called to and you want to help us and we do need your help spiritually and financially.
“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.” Isaiah 1:19
We thank you.
We are spreading the Word of God around the world as the Holy Spirit leads us to new areas in an ever increasing amount.
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Thank you all for your prayers and financial investment in the lives of people around the world, we greatly appreciate them.
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If you have come to this ministry website today and have never asked Jesus Christ to come into your life and be born again, you are not here by accident, the Spirit of the Living God drew you here.
If you do not have the assurance of where you would spend eternity if you died right now please go to the top of this website and it will have a tab for “SALVATION.” In that tab will be what is required by God to be right with Him. When you pray that prayer and accept the Lord please send us a g mail to our website at: firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you accepted the Lord as your Savior and Lord and were born again. We want to rejoice with you and pray for you. Thank you
Surely you know people who are going through hell and high water with real battles in their life both Christians and those that are not born again Christians. The Word of God that is presented each week will help turn their situation around if they do the Word of God and instead of the anguish and tears will bring a smile and victory to their life, isn’t that worth you sharing this website with others?
This includes the ones that not able to go to church because of disabilities and sickness or for one reason or another can’t attend church. Can you imagine how this Word of God would bless and comfort them? Please share this website with these folks also.
Our website address is: cfmministry.org
If you have been blessed by this world wide ministry website or have questions please send them to us at: email@example.com.
Nita and I hope that you will join us next Monday and every Monday
In the service of the King, Jesus Christ
Conrad and Nita Freiholtz
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries.