Monday 22 December 2014

The Tongue and the Word VI - Morris Cerullo

The final Chapter of "Strategies of Jesus: How to defeat Satan" and the Final messages in the series the Battle of the Tongue.

Like a mighty warrior in battle, Jesus faced Satan wielding an all-powerful, indestructible weapon—the written Word of God. The written Word came forth from His mouth. It was sharp, piercing, and penetrating.
In the wilderness, Satan came to Jesus three times, tempting Him to sin. All three times, Jesus spoke the written Word of God. He said: ... it is written ... (Luke 4:4,8,10). He used the power of the written Word to overcome temptation and drive Satan out. He commanded Satan to leave: ... Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written ... (Matthew 4:10).
Jesus knew that God and His Word are inseparable. He knew that God's Word was eternal, unchangeable, infallible, and impregnable. He knew that God's Word was alive and that ... no word from God shall be without power or impossible impossible off fulfilment (Luke 1:37, AMP . Jesus knew when He spoke it forth that the power of the Word would drive Satan out.
Satan had to obey. He could not withstand the power of God's Word. After his third attempt, Satan retreated in defeat. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from your (James 1:17).
During this encounter between Satan and Jesus, Jesus used the written Word as a weapon against Satan, but one of Satan's strategies against Jesus was also to use the written Word. And no marvel for
Satan himself is transformer into an angel of light (II Corinthians11:14). He quoted a verse from the Psalms. He said: For he shall
his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone (Psalms 91:11-12; See also Matthew 4:6, AMP).
This wits and is one of Satan's most subtle and deceptive weapons against Christians today. Do not underestimate your enemy. Satan knows the Word. He also knows the power of the written Word. He knows that the written Word is all-powerful and that he cannot stand against it. 'This is the why the Lord warns us: BELOVED, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God ... (I John 4:1).
Satan will try to use the Word to deceive you. He will twist and pervert it, until you cannot comprehend the pure Word of God. He used this strategy against Eve in the garden of Eden. He made her doubt what God had said. He made her forget God's commandment.
NOW the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Genesis 3:1
God had actually told Adam what His commandment was for them: And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.- But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 2:16-17
Satan tried to use the same strategy with Jesus that he had used with Eve. He used the Word, in an attempt to get Jesus to tempt God and sin against Him. He challenged Jesus' claim that He was the Son of God. In essence, he told Jesus, if you really are God's Son, then prove it. Throw yourself off this building. The angels will catch you. He then quoted a scripture to try to make it believable. He quoted Psalms 91:11-12.
Satan used the Word to try to get Jesus to put God to the test, but it didn't work because Jesus knew the written Word. He had a balance. He didn't hesitate. He didn't entertain the words that Satan
had spoken to Him. Jesus countered Satan with more of the Word. Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God ... (Deuteronomy 6:16).
Satan twisted and used the written Word against Jesus. He will try to twist it to use against you also. He will try to distort the Word, until you are confused and don't know what to think. He will try to get you to doubt whether or not God means what He said.
When you need healing, he will try to cause you to doubt the Word. He will whisper in your car: Does God's Word really say, by His stripes you are healed? That doesn't really mean that He will heal your body. You don't have He wants you to suffer for Him.
When Satan tries this strategy on you, you must be so full of the written Word that you will respond immediately by speaking the Word right back at him. The point that I want you to see in this lesson is that unless you have the written Word in your heart, you are going to be shaken. You will not be able to stand during the final shaking that God is sending upon the earth, unless His Word is hidden in your heart.
Matthew 24:11 tells us that in the days before Jesus returns to the earth, there will be many false prophets, who will deceive many. Today, there is a danger in the Church of people who are handling the Word of God deceitfully. They are taking the Word out of context and distorting it to fit their own philosophy and agenda. One minister might tell you that the Word of God says one thing, while another minister might tell you that the same scripture means something completely different.
There are all kinds of doctrines floating around today that are based upon one or two verses in the Bible that are taken out of context. Beware of them! Remember that the Word of God is infallible and incapable of deceiving or misleading. Every word of God is pure ... Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar (Proverbs 30:5). Satan, working through humans, will
try to deceive you and lead you astray from the pure undefiled Word of God.Peter warned the believers in the Early Church to be on guard so that they would not be carried away by the error of  those who were distorting the scriptures..............

And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge Of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
II Peter 3:15-18
'the only way that you will know if the words you are hearing are the pure, true, and unadulterated Word of God is for you to get the written Word of God fixed in your heart and mind. There can be no substitutes. There are many good books to read today, many teaching tapes and Bible helps, but you must not allow those to take the place of God's Word. The Word must be first.
By speaking the written Word, Jesus defeated Satan in the wilderness. The Word that came from His mouth was like a powerful weapon. It was aimed directly at the enemy. You must use this strategy when you face Satan and the trials, tests, and problems that he may bring into your life.
You must learn how to live in and abide by the Word of God before you will be able to speak the Word and drive Satan out. After fasting for forty days and nights, Jesus was hungry. His body had exhausted its resources. It was at this point of physical strain that
.Jesus immediately responded by speaking the Word back to Satan
... It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4). He was speaking the Word from Deuteronomy 8:3. In this verse, Moses reminded the children of Israel that God had provided for them during the many years that they had wandered in the wilderness.
And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
Deuteronomy 8:3
The Israelites had wandered in the wilderness for forty years. God provided a daily supply of manna for them. It was their only source of food. Each day, God would rain down enough manna from heaven4 to strengthen them for one day. They had to depend on God daily for their needs for that one day. Every day, they would go out, gather the manna, and eat it.
God did this to teach the Israelites to rely upon Him and depend upon Him to sustain them daily. He wanted them to recognize Him l'or being their only Source of strength. He wanted them to live by and be guided by the words that He had given to them.
The manna was a type of Jesus, the living Word, Whom the Father would send from heaven. Jesus reflected this when He told the Jews:
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead
is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may
eat thereof, and not die. As the living Father hath sent me, and I
live by the Father: so he that eateth me [who takes Me tier his
food and nourishment], even he shall live by [because of me]
John 6:49-50,57

Jesus, the living Word, is our only Source of strength. He is alive within us. It was necessary for the Israelites to gather manna every day, and we, too must daily draw our strength and nourishment from Him. We must come to the realization that we cannot go one day, hour, or moment without Him.
Jesus said that man does not live by bread alone but by every Word  proceeds from the mouth of God. Every day of our life, we trust feed ourselves with the written Word of God until we are hill. It must fill us to the point that our heart and mind have been saturated with it.
The living Word lives within us continually, and the written Word must also live within us continually. It is not enough to read a chapter or two each day or even to memorize a few scriptures. We must discipline ourselves to make getting the Word into our spirit a top priority.
Our natural body craves food and must have it to survive. Our spiritual body must also have food—the written and living Word of God—to survive! We must search the Word to see if the words that we are hearing or reading are actually true. We must meditate on the Word morning, noon, and night. We must search the Word to discover the promises that belong to us. We must depend upon the written Word to direct us every day as to what we are to say, think, and do.

It is through the written Word that Christ reveals Himself to us. It is the written Word that liberates us from every bondage of the enemy. Then said Jesus to those, Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:31-32).
It is the written Word that sanctifies, consecrates, and sets us apart from the world. Jesus said: Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth (John 17:17). It is the written Word that gives us life. Jesus said: ... the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63).
It is through the written Word that we have access to the promises of God and can be made partakers of His divine nature:
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust
II Peter 1:3-4
It is through the written Word that our thoughts and true intentions of our heart are exposed:
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and  of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12
It is through the written Word that we are authorized to act on Christ's behalf and in His power ;and authority of His Name. We have been given the legal right to use His Name to confront Satan, take authority over all of his works, and drive  him out, but unless we have  the written Word of God within us we wi11 not be able to speak the Word in power, as Jesus did.
If we fail to speak the Word, then that powerful Force will not be released into our circunistaticcs, our life, or the lives of our loved ones. One of the reasons that there are people going around confessing and claiming the Word but not experiencing results is that the written Word is not in them. They are not living in and by the Word of God.

This month, God has begun to lift the veil from your eyes. He has given you a revelation of the tremendous power of His Word. He has shown you what it is, what it is for, and how to use it against the enemy in order to drive him out of your circumstances. Faith is a fact, but faith is also an act!
YOU must begin to speak the Word, in Jesus' Name. Jesus was called, commissioned, anointed by the Spirit,  and sent forth in the Name of the Father to seek and to save that which was lost, to be the propitiation for our sins, to destroy the works of the devil, to heal the sick, to raise the dead, and to cast out devils.
Jesus confronted Satan everywhere He encountered his works. Jesus took authority over Satan by speaking the Word. You must confront Satan everywhere you find people bound by his power. Take authority over him by speaking the Word. Jesus did not speak His own Word or speak in His own authority. He spoke the Word that the Father gave Him to speak in each moment and spoke it in the power and authority of the Father's Name.
You must not speak your own words or try to command the devil in your own power and authority. You must speak the words that God gives you to speak. Once you begin to live by the written Word of God, and God's Word is living in you, then He will bring to your mind the Rhema Word for you to speak.
When Jesus sent the disciples on their first evangelistic campaign, He taught them to depend upon the Spirit to speak through them. He told them: For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father 'who speaketh in you (Matthew 10:20). When you speak the Word that God has as anointed you to speak, it will not be you speaking; it will be Christ speaking through you.
When Jesus spoke the Word, He knew that all of heaven was backing up that Word. He knew that God's Word was all-powerful and would cones to pass. There was no doubt or wavering when He spoke it. Rcgardless of who you are or how insignificant you may feel, when you come into a spiritual union with Christ (the living Word is in you, and you are in Him), you will be able to speak the Word with power. You will not doubt or waver because when you face Satan, you will know that the living Word is speaking through you. Satan must obey the living Word.
One of the greatest illustrations of the power of speaking the Word is the account of the Roman centurion's servant's healing. In Capernaum a centurion soldier came to Jesus on behalf of his servant, who was paralyzed and suffering intense pain. When Jesus heard that the man's servant was sick, He was moved with compassion and
said...........I will come and heal him (Matthew 8:7).
Being a man of authority, the centurion recognized that Jesus was someone Who had authority and power over sicknesses. He saw Jesus for Who He really is—the all-powerful Son of the living God. He said:
The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Matthew 8:8-9
In essence, the centurion was saying, You don't have to come to my house in person. You arc a man of authority. You have been sent here by God. He has given You power and authority over sickness. I Use Your authority, say the Word, and my servant shall be healed.
Jesus was amazed when He saw the man's faith. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel (Matthew 8:10). And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it unto thee. And his servant was healed the selfsame hour (Matthew 8:13).

Jesus was a man Who was under authority (the Father) and a man of authority (given to Him by the Father). He did not come to earth to destroy the works of the devil with His own power and authority. He was called, commissioned, sent, and anointed by God to do the works in the power and authority of the Father by the 

Holy Spirit. All of His words and actions were according to what His Father had commander and instructed Him to say and do. Because
He was to be a man of authority, Jesus was given power and authority over Satan and all of the powers and principalities of darkness through the power of the Holy Spirit. When He spoke, Satan and his (lemons had to leave. When He spoke, every form of sickness and pain had to leave. When He spoke, d4c forces of nature had to obey His Word.
Because you are a man or woman of God, and because you are under God's authority, you are also a man or woman of authority. You have been called, commissioned, anointed, and sent forth by Christ. You have not been sent forth to take authority over Satan in your own power and authority.
The works that you do must be done according to what He has instructed and commanded you to do. You will not be the one doing the works of God. It will be Christ, the living Word, doing the works through you. You have been given power and authority—through the Holy Spirit—over all of the power of Satan. When you speak, Satan and his demons must obey. When you speak healing, in the Name of Jesus, sickness and pain must leave.
There are people all around you who are crying out.
Speak the Word only, and I shall be healed.
Speak the Word only, and I will be delivered from alcohol and drug addiction.
Speak the Word only, and my marriage will be restored.
Speak the Word only, and my unsaved relatives will ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior. Speak the Word only, and my finances will be increased.
By the Spirit of the living God, I say to you that it is time for you to rise up. Exercise your right to use the power that God has given to His children. Act like who you really are, a child of the most high God. Begin to speak the Word with authority The world is waiting to see the manifestation of the children of God going forth in the power and anointing of Almighty God. Begin to see yourself as a child of God, under Christ's authority. See yourself the way God has planned and purposed for you to be.
The Father has sent forth His Son into the world. He has planted the incorruptible seed of His Son within you. He has planned and purpose to conform you into I lie exact image of His Son. Rise up in the Spirit. Rise up in faith. Take possession of what belongs to You. Redeem the time. Lay aside everything that would distract you. Speak the Word with power Feely you have received; freely give.
Rise up. Do not hesitate.The time has come. God has placed the living Word within you. He has placed the written Word in your heart and in your mouth. Let it come forth like a mighty healing stream. Let the words come forth from your mouth, destroying the strongholds of the enemy. Let the words in your mouth become life to those who are crying out and to those who have no hope.
Rise up. Be the mighty warrior that God has called you to be. Be prepared and ready to face the enemy. Take possession of the land. By His Spirit, God is moving, upon you now. By faith, reach out
to Him, and receive a position strengthening in your spirit. Receive a new revelation of your position of a child of God. Receive a revelation about the power you have been given and how you will be able to conquer Satan by speaking God's Word.
Some of you may not feel that you are ready to walk in this new dimension of God's power. By faith,just receive these truths that have been shared with you. Say to God, as Mary did, Be it unto me according to Thy Word. When you go forth, speaking the Word, you cannot and will not be defeated.
Say out loud: I am a part of God's end-time plan. God has not planned for me to be defeated. He has placed His Word within me. His Word is in my mouth and in my heart. I will confront Satan and destroy his strongholds when I speak forth God's Word. This is my year for new beginnings.  for further materials

Art Montgomery on Facebook  23/12/14
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Karen healing
MY WIFE JUST GOT BACK FROM SEEING HER NEW CANCER DOCTOR. Remember gang that she had cancer all through out her breast, 18 out of 19 limp nodes, all down her spine and her hips a little over 5 yrs ago. When he reviewing her charts and look at her. He said that he wanted to go rebuke his staff for mixing up her charts, because they could not be right. He told my wife that she should not even be here, but dead. He even made the statement that she should be the poster girl for recovery for cancer. that was 5 years ago. One night about 11pm I was on my computer watch a video that I made of her to say good by, because after 8 weeks of cursing the demon. I gave up. I was crying and I thought i had lost the battle. Then I heard God say audio to me. "Art, stop your crying and get up and start fighting." I said out loud "Father, give me a break. My wife is dying." He said "remember what you told Keith." I Keith had come to me about six months earlier crying and said my wife is having a affair. I said, "Do you want her back?" He said "Yes" and I said "Then stop your cry baby tears and let’s go to war. I was mad. Let's drive that foul spirit of divorce into hell." He looked at me in shock. We then went at it. Now, God is telling me the same thing and using my own words. WOW. I said “father. I got no strength.” He then said “Open your mouth and I will fill it.” I jumped up and started screaming out Loud. “Karen, I just heard from God and he did not tell me that I would win, but he said Get up and fight. My wife game running down the hall way, and said “ Art I have never seen your lose a fight spiritually or physically”. ( we will be married 50 yrs this January 2014.) Then she said “ I am in this fight with a strong voice and added I will be happy if I live ten days or millions of days on this earth:" Gang. That aggressive cancer stopped in it tracks. Her cancer makers dropped from a high 40 to under 20 ( which is normal for everyone) And now they can not even find a trace of it her spine or hips. She got 20 yrs younger looking too. Total body make over from Jesus. Another thing when they cut out her breast but could not get any clear margins and 18 limp nodes she did not have to take a pain pill or aspirin for pain. Is that not a miracle itself? You would have thought I would have picked up the hint, that God was in this thing. So you can see what joy there in my house today. Thanking God. It is too late to tell me that God does not do miracles champions. So one last thing do not quit when you pray and you see nothing happen or it gets worse. Just keep in the fight. Remember also champions that not everyone I pray for gets this kind of healing but many do because it is the father will in Jesus name. YEAH JESUS…lo
This is what drove me into the streets praying for everyone I could, because i was mad that that demon came and attacked my family. I made a commitment that I would pray for a 1000 people that year and drive the spirit if infirmity back into hell.

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