“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” John 1:1, 14
Jesus Christ is also referred to as the Word of God.
Last week in my teaching on spiritual warfare I referred to Matthew 16:19 as it is one reference that Jesus made to the authority He has given us to wage spiritual warfare with satan and win.
Christians often ask the question just what spiritual weapons do we have to wage warfare with the devil?
There are many and the more of them you use the more successful you will be as they all work together.
Today we are going to look at the Word of God as one of the most powerful weapons we can use against demonic attack.
In the verse noted above we see that Jesus Christ is often referred to as the Word of God. He is the very eminence of the Word of God.
I often talk about getting a revelation from the Holy Spirit regarding the Word of God. Bible teachers can present the Word of God to you but no one can give you revelation like the Holy Spirit concerning the Word of God. So take the Word that is being taught and then ask the Holy Spirit to give you further revelation of what it means in the spiritual realm.
One of the best descriptions of how powerful the Word of God is found in Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is quick (alive) and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and the marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
Back in the Bible days when this scripture was written one of the most powerful physical weapons was a double edged sword now days we would say that the Word of God is more powerful than a nuclear bomb and of course it is.
Think about this. God created the heavens and the earth including mankind in 6 days and how did He create it, HE USED HIS WORDS, the WORD OF GOD to create everything that you can see?
As you read the creation story in the Bible in Genesis 1: 1-31 and Genesis 2:1-3 you see God saying His Word and every time God spoke His Word it created what He wanted.
It is like God had a huge blank easel and He kept speaking and every time He spoke He created what He said.
Then God spoke to certain men later on and the Bible was created by God speaking it to man and man putting it down in words as the Spirit of God moved upon them.
These Words in the Word of God are not only for our learning about God and His wisdom but it is also for us to use to help shape our life as we use them in spiritual warfare.
Throughout God’s Word He keeps encouraging us to use the Word to help shape our lives into what He has for us.
One example of God encouraging us to speak His Word over our life and the life of others is found in the Book of 2 Timothy 4:2: “Preach the Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke (even satan with the Word of God) exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine (the Word of God).
In teaching the Word of God for many years I have encouraged people to use the Word of God against satan and demonic beings.
I have stated that one of our greatest examples of spiritual warfare with satan is used by Jesus as He was tempted in the wilderness by satan after a 40 day fast. Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus was 100% God and 100% man as He walked the earth which is of course impossible for us to understand but this merging together of God and man in Jesus Christ is called the incarnation.
“For we have not a High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all pints tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” Hebrews 4:15 KJV
Let me also give you the NLT translation of Hebrews 4:15, it does an excellent job of conveying exactly what is said in the KJV but in easier language.
“This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for He faced all of the same testings we do, yet He did not sin. Hebrews 4:15 NLT (WOW, what a statement).
I just mentioned that while Jesus was on earth He was 100% God and 100% man, not 50/50.
Hebrews 4:15 says Jesus faced all of the same testings we do, yet without sin.
The beautiful thing about this statement is that Jesus was tempted of satan in the wilderness in Jesus humanity NOT His diety. See Matthew 4:1-11
How do we know this?
Because in the KJV and NLT it states that Jesus went through testings and knows the feelings of our infirmities meaning from the original Greek (lack of spiritual strength or our spiritual weaknesses) so Jesus could only do that in His humanity not His diety.
If Jesus defeated satan in the wilderness through His diety then Hebrews 4:15 would be a lie to us and of course God’s Word is perfect always, God cannot and will not lie. See Numbers 23:19
If Jesus did not defeat satan in the wilderness through His humanity then Jesus would have taken unfair advantage of the situation because Hebrews 4:15 says He was tempted in all ways such as we are (in our humanity) yet without sin. Amen?
In the Gospels of the New Testament sometimes we see Jesus operating in His humanity and sometimes in His diety. When Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by satan it came completely against Jesus humanity not His diety.
To go another step further the way Jesus defeated satan is the EXACT SAME WAY WE DEFEAT SATAN AND DEMONIC BEINGS IN THIS DAY THAT WE LIVE IN, BY QUOTING THE WORD OF GOD OUT LOUD TO SATAN.
Sometimes I think Christians are looking around for some other way to defeat satan in their life and the lives of others other than by using the Word of God against satan.
I have made this statement many times in my Bible teaching. Why do you think you can defeat satan in your life any different than what our Lord and Savior defeated him in Jesus humanity???
It works the same way in the here and now that it did in Jesus day on earth, Amen?
Use the Word of God, it absolutely works.
Now let’s look at another facet of the Word of God.
The Word of God is broken down into 2 Greek words as the New Testament was written in Greek, the Logos of God and the Rhema of God.
The Logos of God is the written Word of God as written in God’s Holy Word, the Bible.
The Rhema of God is the spoken Word of God. Sometimes the Rhema Word of God can be a direct quote of the Bible spoken out of your mouth and sometimes the Rhema Word of God can be the Holy Spirit speaking to your spirit or even a messenger angel coming to you and giving you a message from God which we see in the Word of God.
We see a classic example of a Rhema Word from God spoken by the angel Gabriel to Mary the mother of Jesus in Luke 1:26-38. Mary did not have to be the mother of Jesus, the Holy Spirit would never force anyone to do anything however God the Father being all knowing knew that Mary would accept the blessed privilege to be the mother of Jesus Christ.
But the thing that I want to emphasize is Luke 1:38. Mary said a powerful Rhema Word when she agreed with God the Father’s will concerning the birth of Jesus Christ when she said: …be it unto me according to thy Word (the Word of God the Father through the angel Gabriel).
Through that agreement with the Word of God she activated the miracle of the virgin birth. See the power of agreement Matthew 18:19.
So it is with you and me, when we get a Rhema Word from God helping us in our spiritual warfare or for any other reason as we agree with that Word by speaking exactly what God spoke to us we activate Hebrews 4:12, the Word of God being sharper than any 2 edged sword and we get into agreement with what the Lord wants to do in our life.
Of course we can also use the logos of the Lord by finding the scripture in God’ Word that tells us what satan is trying to steal, kill or destroy from us is not God’s will for our lives and quoting that scripture out loud to the devil in Jesus name.
I could give you many more scriptures in God’s Word that men and women of God used the logos and Rhema Word of God to defeat satan in spiritual warfare and also to receive the blessings that God has for all born again Christians.
Next week I will be ministering on another powerful weapon that Jesus has given us to be victorious in this life over satan through spiritual warfare with him.
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 which 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.
Conrad Freiholtz Ministries is a tax exempt, not for profit, religious-corporation as defined under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your gift is very much appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.
Thank you all for your prayers and financial investment in the lives of people around the world, we greatly appreciate them.
For you ministers or leaders of groups you can contact us for ministering in your church at:
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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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.