1 Corinthians 12:4 (AMPC) “Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.”
According to the above scripture, extraordinary powers (like melting metal), are displayed in certain Christians who have the power (that’s dunamis) of divine grace, operating in their souls. Dunamis is the power that lives inside of us right now; it’s the power that Holy Spirit brings with Him, and places inside of us, to make us excellent of soul. When you have dunamis flowing and healing your soul, you will prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers (3 John 2), but you will also display the extraordinary gifts that distinguishes certain Christians. If you want to know how to work miracles, get your soul healed.
We have had lines of people with metal, healed, touching their toes, and spinning around. One guy was dancing! He did a country line dance, then did the splits, and jumped back up. He had jumped off a 40 foot overpass, and broken his ankles and feet. Now, he can put on his pants without holding onto something. He was so impressed that he kept taking them off, and putting them on again.
Another woman testified that she had metal in her body. She stood on the stage and wailed. She said, “You don’t know what kind of pain I’ve been in, and now I have zero pain…”!
Miracles like these are exactly what Paul was talking about. However, when you read 1 Corinthians 12:1, Paul starts out the chapter by telling us, that concerning the spiritual gifts, he did not want us to be misinformed. We once were running after idols. Why does Paul talk about idols? Because, idols make people deaf, dumb, blind and crippled in the natural. But, they also make us deaf to Holy Spirit’s voice, blind to see in the spirit realm, and crippled in our walk with God.
Idols prevent us from speaking the prophetic word of the Lord, with accuracy. Also, when we go out shopping, we think it’s not a big deal to have a shopping habit. If we need to shop to find comfort for our soul, then we have made shopping an idol. We wonder why we can’t see in the spirit or hear God accurately. This is important. We are a nation driven by our idols. We can turn anything into an idol; our spouse, kids, house, cars, clothes, the way we look, or even ourselves!
I told you my story about having the botch on my legs. I was like the man “full of leprosy” that came to Jesus. That word “full” in the Greek means, “to be completely permeated in the soul”. (Skin diseases come from our soul!) I also had a vision of a pyramid without a top on it, and recognized that it was on our dollar bill. Do you think money’s an idol? Hello? One of my Prayer General’s prophetically cut my stomach open and pulled out three idols – money, a gun, and a little statue of Wonder Woman (I used to be Wonder Woman of the dark side). Well, as soon as I got rid of my idols, I got healed of the botch.
All idols, are really demon spirits that come in and attach themselves to your life, so they can kill, steal, and destroy. Idols are loud, and drive you to spend your money, time, and thought life on them. An idol will drive us to think about how it would make us feel better, solve our problems, and change our lives. We use idols to try to fulfill the promises of God that haven’t been fulfilled yet.
I had promises from God that He was going to fix the brown spots on my legs, then I waited, and waited. Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
Sometimes when we’re waiting, we allow ourselves to get sick in our heart. That word “heart” means “the soul”. Our soul gets wounded as the promise seems to take forever to manifest. So, we try to make it happen by running to our idols. I had every pill and whitening cream known to man. I even tried radio frequency to burn off over 200 spots. If you’re going to submit to that much agony, you’re being driven. The scabs would fall off but, the spots would still be there. I did that treatment six times! So, we run to idols to try to make a promise of God happen when we’re tired of waiting, and we’ve let our heart become sick. Well, this actually prevents your promise from manifesting and takes even longer, because you have invited an evil spirit to come in, and delay the promise. All the while you are thinking, “Hurry up God. What’s your problem?” It’s our own idolatry that is the problem.
I had too many idols to count, and wondered why I was not getting the victory over all of them. I knew soul healing was key, but then I finally understood how to deal the final death blow to all of these suckers. Now I have total dominion. You have to get rid of the legal right inside of you, but you also have to get rid of the legal right, in the courts of Heaven!
Next week I will begin explaining how to operate in those heavenly courts, so you can kick every idol to the curb! Talk to you then!
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