Day 28- Abraham’s spiritual DNA.

Genesis Chapter 17, Verse 6, King James Version.

“And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee.”

Today’s reference scripture focuses on God calling a man by the name of Abraham who was a resident of a city called Ur believed to have been in Southern Mesopotamia now part of modern day Iraq.

Mark, Joshua “Ur” World History Encyclopedia, 28 April 2011, worldhistory.org.

Genesis chapter 12 narrates God calling Abraham to his country, his kindred, and his father’s house, to a land that God would show him. “and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:” God promised. Genesis chapter 12, verse 2, King James Version.
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In obedience to the call, Abraham is recorded leaving his people and his homeland to a land called Canaan. After arriving in the land, God appeared to Abraham again, and promised to give the land of Canaan to Abraham’s seed. As Abraham was exploring the land, there rose a famine in the land.

Genesis chapter 12, verse 10, King James Version states:

“And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.” By going to Egypt to escape famine the land, Abraham sets a precedence that is bound to be repeated downstream his bloodline. Precedents are what I term spiritual DNA.

We come across precedents all the time although they may not be recognized by some that way, whether it’s the first man on the moon, or the first woman be in space. They are good and bad precedents. The reason I am devoting my time to sharing with you about precedents is that with knowledge, we can avoid bad precedents. But at this juncture, our focus is how this particular precedent of going to Egypt play out in his blood line.

We need to look no further than in his first son Isaac. Genesis chapter 26, verse 1 through 2, King James Version records:

“And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar. And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of:”

What do you notice about the famine in patriarch Abraham’s life time, and that one which occurred in the life time his immediate son Isaac? The events mirror each other, except God Himself broke the cycle for Isaac’s generation by forbidding him from going to Egypt. To be continued…

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 27- Recognizing Evil Spiritual Patterns and How to Break ThemPart 2.

Proverbs Chapter 4, Verse 7, New International Version.

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”

In Day 26 Episode, I introduced the dynamic concept of a seed, the understanding of which is crucial to understanding the topic “Recognizing Evil Spiritual Patterns and How to Break Them.”

God’s plan was to populate the entire earth from one seed of “Adam and Eve”, which He planted in the garden of Eden. When Lucifer (Satan), – who is described as being “more clever than any animal of the field that the LORD God had made”, – fell from grace, and was thrown to earth, right away, he discerned that he could corrupt the entire human race by simply corrupting the seed – Adam and Eve. Genesis chapter 3, Verse 1 INV, Revelation Chapter 12, verses 7 through 17.

From hence, Satan incarnated himself into the body of a snake, and tricked Adam and Eve, to disobey God, an act that was attributed to the entire human race. This was only made possible, by the concept of the seed. A corrupted seed, will produce a corrupted offspring. To preserve the integrity of the offspring, the integrity of the seed must be preserved.

As Satan’s scheme of corrupting the human race succeeded, God devised a remedy yet through the seed.

Genesis chapter 3, verse 15 King James Version declares :

“and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”

In the New Testament, Jesus became the seed of the woman m, that refused to be corrupted by Satan, in three different confrontations, and by so doing, He “bruised “ the head of the serpent. However, the fall of Adam, had triggered a spiritual law, that would remain until the end of the world.

What does all this business with the seed have to do with “Recognizing Spiritual Patterns and How to break them ?”. It creates a precedent of propagation through the seed, that Satan has exploited through the ages to afflict humanity.

It’s time to look at some biblical scenarios, that form spiritual patterns, which are propagated through bloodlines. It won’t take long for any one reading this material, to begin to recognize spiritual patterns. In Genesis chapter 3, verses 1 through 12, We are told of a sad incident, in which Cain, the son of Adam, murdered his young brother Abel, out of sheer jealousy. The law of propagation, unless broken, dictates that this iniquity, be duplicated, somewhere in the downstream of Cain’s bloodline.

Indeed the law of propagation played out to the letter in Cain’s bloodline. Pay attention to a puzzling statement from Lamech, the son of Cain in the passage below:

“Lamech said to his wives, “Adah and Zillah, listen to me; wives of Lamech, hear my words. I have killed a man for wounding me, a young man for injuring me. If Cain is avenged seven times, then Lamech seventy-seven times.”” Genesis‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬-‭24‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://bible.com/bible/111/gen.4.23-24.NIV

I will be dealing with one scenario per post to where necessary, to be true to the intended length of this post. In Day 28, I will address the topic “ Abraham’s spiritual DNA”. See you around!

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 26- Recognizing Evil Spiritual Patterns and How to Break Them.

Genesis Chapter 1, Verses 28, New Living Translation Version.

“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.””

I would like to share with you, about an amazing revelation regarding a “seed”. This spiritual concept of a seed is implied in creation where God chooses to create one couple with the expectation that from this couple, the earth would be filled with people.

Acts chapter 17, verse 26 New Living Translation states:

“From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.”

This was a profound concept before the of fall man. God would propagate Himself throughout the earth, through the seed.

Genesis chapter 5, verses 1 through 2 New Living Translation reads:

“This is the written account of the descendants of Adam. When God created human beings, he made them to be like himself.

“He created them male and female, and he blessed them and called them “human.””

Mark chapter 4, verses 26 through 29, New Living Translation reads:

“Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground.

Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.

The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade pushes through, then the heads of wheat are formed, and finally the grain ripens.

And as soon as the grain is ready, the farmer comes and harvests it with a sickle, for the harvest time has come.””
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This concept of a seed works in the human, plant, and animal kingdoms. The farmer (in this case a parent), is simply a partner with God, in his perpetual creation phase. Beyond scattering a seed in the ground, the farmer “Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens.” Mark chapter 4, verse 27 New Living Translation.

Do you understand how a dead seed produces a living plant? Do you understand how dead and stored, processed, food can sustain human life. Can fully explain the miracle of human conception? I am not un informed about science, but after the best scientific explanation, it still begs the question.

Psalms Chapter 102, verse 18, New International Version declares:

“Let this be recorded for future generations, so that a people not yet born will praise the Lord.”
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To be continued! Stay tuned.

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 25- Overcoming Anger.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 7, Verses 9, New Living Translation Version.

“Control your temper,for anger labels you a fool”

Anger in itself is not sin. It’s, how one responds to anger that determines the outcome. In today’s reference scripture, man is being argued to “control “ his “temper,for anger labels you a fool”. The fact that God expects and commands man to control his anger, means that it is within man’s power to do so.

In the Old Testament, we are told of a scenario, about two brothers, Cain and Abel. Both brothers brought their offerings to God, but God accepted Abel’s offering over Cain’s. Cain became wroth due to jealousy, and began contemplating how to kill Abel.

While the plot was still in incubation, God came to Cain and asked, “Why are you so angry?” the LORD asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? Then God advised Cain, “You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.” Genesis 4:6-7 New Living Translation (NLT).

As long as Cain hadn’t acted on his emotions, he hadn’t sinned. He had ample time, to change the outcome, and God expected Cain, to “subdue” his anger and to “master “, it. For God to expect Cain to subdue and to master his anger, meant that Cain possessed the power, to bring his anger under total control.

Unfortunately, Cain gave in to his emotions, and proceeded to kill his brother. This cruel act, triggered a curse in Cain’s life. Genesis chapter 4, verses 10 through 12 states:

“But the LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground!”

“Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which has swallowed your brother’s blood.”

“No longer will the ground yield good crops for you, no matter how hard you work! From now on you will be a homeless wanderer on the earth”

A moment’s gratification, earned Cain a lifetime of pain. Nothing like he had hoped to achieve. James chapter 1, verses 19 through 21, New Living Translation states:

“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.”

“Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.”

So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.”

The raving effects of sin and disobedience to God, are perversive and far reaching than many would expect. One would think, “Alright! Cain committed the crime, he paid the price, case closed”. Not so, at least not with the pattern that we see in the scriptures. Years later, Lamech – Cains son – murdered a man, perhaps in a more sinister way than his dad, and he admitted that he deserved a more punitive consequence than his dad’s.

Genesis chapter 4, verses 23 through 24, New Living Translation states:

“One day Lamech said to his wives,“Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; listen to me, you wives of Lamech.I have killed a man who attacked me, a young man who wounded me”.

“If someone who kills Cain is punished seven times, then the one who kills me will be punished seventy-seven times!”

Cain could have closed his eyes and swallowed the pill so to speak, for his senseless actions. But he was dealt more than he bargained for. In the realm of the spirit, this debt became legally bidding on the offspring.

In Day 26 Post, I cover the topic “Recognizing Evil Spiritual Patterns and How to Break Them “. Don’t miss out!

Prayer to pray loudly to be delivered from the spirit of anger:

Father, I am sorry for giving in to anger. I renounce anger and all the hurt and pain to myself and to others my anger may have caused. Please forgive and wash me in the blood of Jesus. By faith, today, I receive my deliverance. I am now free. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 24- The un Intended Consequences of un Forgiveness.

Ephesians Chapter 4, Verses 26 through 27, New Living Translation Version.

“And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry” “for anger gives a foothold to the devil.”

Anger is an emotion, and it’s okay and human, to be angry. However, extended anger, is not only detrimental to the health of the one harboring it, but it’s also sinful before God. In today’s scriptural reference, a healthy amount of time for one to hold onto anger, is within that day of the offense. Anything beyond that “gives a foothold to the devil”. No one would want to give a foothold to the devil.

Matthew chapter 18, Verses 21 through 35, New Living Translation reads:
“21, Then Peter came to him and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” 22, “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!

23, “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24, In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars.

25, He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold-along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned-to pay the debt. 26, “But the man fell down before his master and begged him, ‘Please, be patient with me, and I will pay it all.’

27, Then his master was filled with pity for him, and he released him and forgave his debt. 28, “But when the man left the king, he went to a fellow servant who owed him a few thousand dollars. He grabbed him by the throat and demanded instant payment.

29, “His fellow servant fell down before him and begged for a little more time. ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it,’ he pleaded. 30, But his creditor wouldn’t wait. He had the man arrested and put in prison until the debt could be paid in full.

31, “When some of the other servants saw this, they were very upset. They went to the king and told him everything that had happened. 32, Then the king called in the man he had forgiven and said, ‘You evil servant! I forgave you that tremendous debt because you pleaded with me. 33, Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’

34, Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. 35, “That’s what my heavenly Father will do to you if you refuse to forgive your brothers and sisters from your heart

When Peter asked Jesus how often he should forgive an offending brother Jesus replied “seventy times seven “. Peter had offered to go an extent of forgiving to the maximum of seven times which he considered more than generous. Jesus response doesn’t simply increase the maximum number, one is expected to forgive to 490, but rather was exposing the inadequacies of tallying the offenses. Jesus is implying an infinite number of forgiveness.

Jesus concluded the story about the un forgiving servant by stating that “the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt”. Un forgiveness puts one in prison to be tortured. This is consistent with giving Satan a foothold.

In over 37 years I have been in the ministry of healing and deliverance, I am convinced that many diseases have their roots or are exacerbated by un forgiveness. Being sickly, is tantamount to being in a torturous prison, as can be inferred from Jesus’ story about un forgiveness.

Today, make a decision to forgive. Write done offenses that have caused you to walk in un forgiveness. Carefully ask God to forgive and heal you of all un forgiveness. As a sign of resolving the issue, tear the piece of paper and verbally say that you are releasing those individuals and situations. The reality is, it’s you who is being released.

In Day 25 Post, I will address the topic “Overcoming Anger “ See you then.

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 23 – How Hedges Get Broken.

Psalms Chapter 125, Verse 2 New Living Translation Version.

“Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem,so the LORD surrounds his people, both now and forever”

God’s desire is to keep his people within His presence. He wants to “surround His people, now and forever “.

Matthew Chapter 23, Verse 37 New Living Translation reads:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers! How often I have wanted to gather your children together as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings, but you wouldn’t let me”.

It’s one thing for God to want to protect his people “as a hen protects her chicks beneath her wings” but it’s another thing for His people to submit and remain under God’s protection. It is said about Jerusalem when God wanted to keep her under His wings, “but you wouldn’t let me”.

As much as parents desire to keep their young children safe, and in close proximity, it’s hardly a child’s goal to remain that close to their parents as soon as they learn to be mobile. Such are God’s people sometimes, if not all the times.

God had put Adam and Eve in the beautiful garden of Eden where He desired to fellowship with them in the cool hours of the day. Genesis 3:8. However, when God showed up for fellowship, they were hiding from Him.

Zechariah Chapter 2, Verse 5, New Living Translation states.

“Then I, myself, will be a protective wall of fire around Jerusalem, says the LORD. And I will be the glory inside the city!’”

God wants to be “a protective wall of fire around” you and me, but we have a role to play, abiding in His protective presence! Psalms chapter 91 verse 1, states: “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty” New Living Translation.

Breaking the hedge refers to man’s behavior, actions, and lifestyle, that causes man to drift away from God’s presence.

“Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear”. Isaiah chapter 59, verses 1 through 2 New International Version.

Sin in man’s life is one way man distances himself from God’s protective presence.

In Day 24 Post, I will cover the topic, “The un Intended Consequences of un Forgiveness“. See you around.

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 22 – Divine Hedges of Protection Made Contingent on Individual Choices.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 10, Verse 8 King James Version.

“He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite.”

God’s promises are quite conditional, and God is only committed when man does his part. The spiritual realm is highly regulated and although God is omnipotent, He decided to abide by His word.

Psalms Chapter 89, Verse 34 King James Version reads:

“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips”.

God created man as a free will moral being and he will never, ever, override man’s will. When man’s actions are consistent with God’s word, man becomes a beneficiary of the blessings and protections that are associated with that promise, otherwise the consequences of disobedience are triggered.

Satan who is jealous of man’s position, and his relationship with God, is bent on deceiving man to to disobey God’s word, an act that he knows will automatically put man outside the boundaries of God’s protection.

At the same time, Satan is a prosecutor, who after enticing man to disobey God, will on grounds of mere legality, will argue before the court room of heaven, why he is justified to enforce punishment.

Jesus on the other hand, is the defense attorney, arguing and stating that He paid for all the wrongs of humanity, present and future, when he died vicariously on the cross. Hebrews 7:25.

Ecclesiastes Chapter 8, Verse 11, New Living Translation states.

“When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.”

God is merciful, patient, and long suffering. He doesn’t take pleasure in the death of a sinner but would rather have them repent and live. Ezekiel 33:11. He is not out to catch and punish the offenders of His word, but it’s a matter of litigation now, and God, the final judge must hear the case.

Zechariah Chapter 3, Verses 1 through 6 New Living Translation reads:

1, Then the angel showed me Jeshuaa the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD. The Accuser, Satan,b was there at the angel’s right hand, making accusations against Jeshua. 2, And the LORD said to Satan, “I, the LORD, reject your accusations, Satan. Yes, the LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebukes you. This man is like a burning stick that has been snatched from the fire.”

3, Jeshua’s clothing was filthy as he stood there before the angel. 4, So the angel said to the others standing there, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And turning to Jeshua he said, “See, I have taken away your sins, and now I am giving you these fine new clothes.”

5, Then I said, “They should also place a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean priestly turban on his head and dressed him in new clothes while the angel of the LORD stood by.

6, Then the angel of the LORD spoke very solemnly to Jeshua and said, 7“This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: If you follow my ways and carefully serve me, then you will be given authority over my Temple and its courtyards. I will let you walk among these others standing here.

Joshua’s case had a happy ending. God had enough legal ammunition to deploy and defeat Satan’s accusations against Joshua. Perhaps the nature, and the rate of repeat of the offense came into play. Proverbs 29:1.

Today’s reference scripture reveals that it’s man’s actions, that triggers the nature of the response to such actions. In that verse, man is asserted having dug a pit into which he fell. Can you think of a situation where this scenario would be relevant? It’s further stated in the reference, that this person broke the “hedge “ before becoming bitten by a serpent. Ecclesiastes 10:11, Psalms 119:67.

Unlike in Joshua’s case, where the case was dismissed in Joshua’s favor, in the case of a man, who breaks the hedge, there’s a corresponding repercussion, he is bit by a snake. Such legal transactions occur obliviously in the background, as man goes about his business.

Much as man can trigger negative consequences if he acts contrary to God’s word, God’s favor and blessings are on the table for a man will act accordingly to reap the benefits of obedience. Isaiah 1:19-20.

It’s to man’s benefit, to inform himself of the spiritual realm, so that he can take appropriate steps, not to break the hedge. God has made our protection dependent on our response to His instructions. This will become apparent as you read the scriptural text referenced below:

Exodus Chapter 12, Verses 21 through 23 New Living Translation.

Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. For the LORD will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the LORD will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.

In the aforementioned text, there was an impeding judgment against the Egyptians. However, the Israelites are instructed on what to do, to avoid being judged along with the Egyptians. Such was the case in the days of Noah, when those who heeded the warning, and entered Noah’s ark, were able to survive the flood. Genesis 6:18.

In conclusion, every individual should have a hedge of protection, but there various variables including the actions of the individual himself that might compromise the integrity of the hedge.

In Day 23 Post, I will cover the topic, “How Hedges Get Broken “. See you around.

Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 21- Does each person have hedge of protection?

Job Chapter 1, Verse 10, New International Version.

“Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”

From today’ scriptural reference, we learn that Job had a “hedge” of protection around him, around his household, and everything he had. As long as that hedge of protection was in place, Satan could not touch him. Apparently, Satan was aware of that hedge that had deterred him from harming job. Job chapter 1, verses 9 through 10.

One may say, that was Job! What about me and you? Well! God has made provision for each member of the human race to have a hedge. Matthew chapter 18, verse 10 King James Version reads:

“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Angels are guardians. They make a hedge around children according to this scripture. So, children do have a hedge around them. It’s from this line of thought, that many people are aware of, and claim to have “guardian angels”.

While it appears that the protection for children is made available unconditionally, it seems not to be the case for adults who are expected to make right choices. Psalms 91 New International Version reads as follows:

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

“I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.

nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling

no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.””

Psalms 91 which is referenced above offers amazing protections and defenses indiscriminately, but based on individual choices. I would like you to chew on the two scriptures referenced today, and share your thoughts on each. What do you think? I would love to receive feedback from you. Do the protections and defenses outlined in Psalms 91 strike you as applicable to all people unconditionally, or are available to all people, provided certain conditions are met?

I will be back in Day 22 Post to address the topic “Divine Hedges of Protection Made Contingent on Individual Choices.” See you then.

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Prayer if you want to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior:

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 20- The Source of Sickness.

Acts Chapter 10, Verse 38, King James Version.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Note that Jesus was “healing all that were oppressed of the devil”. It’s fair to say then, that sickness is an oppression from the devil.

Luke Chapter 13, Verses 10 through 16, King James Version States:

10, And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
11, And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
12, And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
13, And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
14, And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
15, The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?
16, And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

Let’s hypothetically say that, a person who has been diagnosed with a stage four cancer, and put under hospice care, gets miraculously healed. Many people, including doctors, and nurses, who had witnessed the diagnosis, would attribute the healing to a miraculous spiritual source. Why wouldn’t the emergency of a cancer, to someone healthy, be attributed to a spiritual source? I would argue that both events should be attributed to a spiritual source.

We have stablished that both the emergence of sickness in a healthy body, and the miraculous healing of a sick body, are to be equally attributed to a spiritual source. However, one would want to know, “which spiritual source is responsible for what”?

One thing is already clear, based on today’s scriptural reference, and other scriptures we have examined so far. Satan, is the root cause of sickness.

John Chapter 10, Verse 10, King James Version States:

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. “

The thief Jesus was referring to, is no other than Satan himself, who wants to rob man of his dignity, health, wealth, and capability. Satan, being the cause of sickness, would be consistent with his nature. John 10:10

God, who is Love, and is represented in Jesus’s healing of the sick, can’t play both sides of the transaction, by making people sick. There’s enough scriptural evidence both in the Old and New Testament, that sickness is from Satan!

It was Satan, that attacked a righteous and Godly man, by the name of Job, and caused his health and wealth to deteriorate.

Job Chapter 1, Verses 6-12, New Living Translation States:

6, One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.

7, “Where have you come from?” the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, “I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that’s going on.”

8, Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”

9, Satan replied to the LORD, “Yes, but Job has good reason to fear God.

10, You have always put a wall of protection around him and his home and his property. You have made him prosper in everything he does. Look how rich he is!

11, But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

12, “All right, you may test him,” the LORD said to Satan. “Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don’t harm him physically.” So Satan left the LORD ’s presence

It was immediately after this first exchange between God and Satan, that Satan went and used occurrences such as raiders, bandits, lightning and fire, to destroy Job’s wealth and children. Job chapter 1, verses 13 through 19.

After the second exchange between God and Satan, Satan left God’s presence and inflicted Job with boils from head to toe.

Job chapter 2, Verses 3, through 7, New Living Translation States:

3, Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless—a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause.”

4, Satan replied to the LORD, “Skin for skin! A man will give up everything he has to save his life.

5, But reach out and take away his health, and he will surely curse you to your face!”

6, “All right, do with him as you please,” the LORD said to Satan. “But spare his life.”

7, So Satan left the LORD ’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.

In his unbearable and unexplainable pain, Job made a statement that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away (Job 1:21). This statement gets quoted out of context by some, to justify sickness and poverty as God’s will for mankind, but there’s no sound scriptural support for such position.

God never played part in destroying Job’s wealth, health, and children, beyond removing a hedge that had protected him. It was Satan, that did all the damage, although God gets to be blamed for the same, by the uninformed readers.

Satan did what was consistent with his nature and character (as a thief and a destroyer, John 10:10, John 8:44) in Job’s life. God, later made Job whole again, consistent with his nature as a good God. Psalms 34:8. Job 42:10-17.

In Day 21 Post, I will address the topic “Does each person have hedge of protection?”

Prayer if you would like to receive Jesus in your heart.

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.

Day 19- Power to heal

Matthew Chapter 10, Verse 1 and 8, King James Version.

1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease..

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.

Jesus devoted a majority of His earthly ministry, to healing the sick. He never turned down a request for healing, and He was never too busy to attend to the sick. Whether Jesus initiated the healing , or people reached out for healing, the results were the same. He healed those whom he touched, and those who touched Him. John 5:6-9, Matthew 8:15, Luke 8:43-44, Matthew 14:35-36.

We know from what’s written, that Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil. 1John 3:8. Since Jesus made it a mission to heal the sick, that must have been part of destroying the works of the devil.

Luke chapter 13, Verse 16 New International Version States:

16.This dear woman, a daughter of Abraham, has been held in bondage by Satan for eighteen years. Isn’t it right that she be released, even on the Sabbath?”

Based on previous scripture, Satan is behind bondages caused by sickness. Sickness is also Satanic oppression. Acts chapter 10, verse 38, King James Version states: “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

Jesus came to “to preach deliverance to the captives”. That’s why he had to address sickness by healing the sick.

It would have been quite disappointing, if a such needful ministry, ended with Jesus. The good news is that, nothing Jesus did, or taught, ended with with Him. It’s to the contrary. Instead, not only did Jesus commission His disciples and those who would believe in him in the future, to go and do the same, but he said that they would quite exceed the volume, of what he did as one man. John Chapter 14, Verse 12, John Chapter 8, Verse 31.

In Day 20 Post, I will address the subject “The Source of Sickness “. See you then.

Prayer if you would like to receive Jesus in your heart.

Dear Father, I come to you in the name of your son Jesus Christ. Today, I confess with my mouth, that Jesus is Lord, and that God raised him from the dead. Today, I accept you Jesus, as my Lord and savior. Jesus, come into my heart. Forgive me, all of my sins. Today, I repent, and turn away from them. Thank you Father, for receiving me, in Jesus’ name I have prayed. Amen.