DOES SATAN WANT TO HELP?

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             Does Satan Want To Help?

 

   How is it that so many different doctrines (disagreeing positions) have developed from the same bible? The last I knew there were about 76 known different Christian denominations, all quoting from the same bible.

I have noticed how satan (the unseen enemy of man) will use the scriptures to confuse, and thereby restrict the many promises and benefits that God has arranged for his people in the scriptures?

God wants to bless his human beings!

Special illustration: Satan sought to confuse Jesus with scriptures when Jesus was in the wilderness for forty days.

This is amazing;  Jesus refused to claim the God given promises that satan quoted to him in His hour of temptation! And he clearly knew that what satan had quoted were the words of God. You may know that satan can appear “as an angel of light.”

Why did Jesus NOT claim those promises from God? –  I think I know!

It is because Jesus knew , if He claimed those promises, he would have had to violate some corresponding principles. And that would have cancelled those God-given promises; – ending in failure and death.  Jesus knew those principles, and He quoted those principles instead of claiming the promises which satan quoted to Him.  Jesus (who was the word in the flesh) knew that the promises which  satan quoted, would not work if he was in violation of the corresponding principles.( Let him that reads understand.)

I noticed that each time satan quoted scriptures to Jesus,-he quoted promises. When Jesus countered in resisting the temptation,- He quoted a principle, – all three times. My reader should study that portion of scripture in the life of Jesus if you are serious about understanding this very important bit of truth. Satan concentrated on promises, –  Jesus concentrated on principles. I have learned in my 80 years of living in this troubled world, that God has no problem performing and keeping His promises, if I will concentrate on keeping the principles.  Human nature is to embrace the promises, –  but ignore the principles.

The principles are God’s directives to us.  When God says; “do this”, human natures response is; – “Man,- I don’t want to do that”,  – or; When God says “don’t do that” human nature thinks, “Oh no! – but that’s what I want to do.”                                                                        THE PROMISES ARE;  – God’s offer to help us!  THE PRINCIPLES ARE;   God’s requirements of us!

This is a good place to re-read the 10 Commandments!

Human nature wants to do it their way and then cry; – “Oh God, could you please get me out of this mess I’m in?”  Fallen human nature doesn’t just naturally want to do things God’s way. But God says; “If you be willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land.”

Nothing changes things like doing things God’s way; ( keeping the principles.)

Satan uses the word of God to forward ‘his destructive methods’ and take us into defeat. Satan will help you interpret the scriptures if you are ignorant of his devices.” If I let satan interpret (mis-apply) the scriptures for me, I will end up confused, bewildered and dissapointed. Confused teachers pass on “their understanding” which helps promote the “doctrines (thinking) of devils”, which becomes “the doctrines of men.”  This is why so many people today are angry at God. They thought He should have intervened on their behalf when they were claiming some promises. God is certainly a merciful God. BUT -we can’t always benefit from God’s promises if we are ignorant of, and in violation of the principles.

I’ll be more specific, – 

We are told not to  lie, or cheat, or steal.

We are taught not to abuse one another, or take undue advantage of one another. We are told to always honor others above ourselves and not be dishonest in our dealings.

THE BUCK STOPS WITH GOD!  He causes His word to work for us if we will just trust Him and do it.

We are told to abandon selfish pride; “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty (prideful) spirit before for a fall.”

We are taught not to be selfish,- but to be humble, (not prideful) in spirit. 

We are warned to ‘not commit clearly sinful acts’ as defined in the scriptures, (not as defined by any other entity). Acts such as adultery, perverted sex, and idolatry, (putting other interests before God.)  We are told to abandon fornication (sex before marriage).

We are taught to maintain a controlled, even spirit; and guard against a backbiting tongue and a judgmental lifestyle.

All these items mentioned have negative consequences. When we violate these principles of life, and over-run God’s warnings and a gnawing conscience, it can interfere with our prayers for help. It makes no sense to be angry with God for delayed help, or no help,- if we are in willful violation of His advice to us. I don’t think God views himself as our servant to jump when we call, if we are not willing to cooperate with Him.

God made this following statement in the bible; My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6)

I heard this following word of instruction from somewhere in my spirit;

“You don’t decide to believe my word because you understand it, you will begin to understand it after you first determine to believe it.”

Revelation (unusual insight) comes when I walk in faith, – not in doubt. Satan is behind any effort to make the scriptures conform to our understanding!

It has to be the other way. Our understanding must conform to what God says!

I do believe that God is smarter than we are. There are still things in the scriptures that I don’t understand in my natural mind, – but I understand far more now, than I did when I first determined to believe it!

I have learned that I can trust God when I’m in agreement with Him!

“You shall not add to my word… neither shall you diminish ought from it” (Deut. 4:2)

Example: I don’t understand everything about hell, – but I believe the devil deserves it!  And, – according to the scriptures, all who doubt God and disagree with God, will spend eternity with the one they agree with. * (think about it) *GD

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To Walk , Run or Fly

t10 Should I Walk, Run or Fly?

 

Here are some thoughts to meditate:

There are three areas of human need…

They are:  Spiritual, physical and material. {111 John v.2}.

There are three things  that Satan concentrates on doing, – Steal, (our money) Kill, (our bodies) and Destroy (our lives and our eternal soul in hell) –  {John 10:10}

There are three areas  that Jesus provided for humans in His time on earth.

#1: He sacrificed his blood and died to save our soul;- (covered our spiritual needs)

#2: He was beaten with 39 stripes to bring healing to our bodies; – (covering our physical needs)

#3:  “He became poor that we through his poverty might be rich”, (covering our material needs.) {11 Cor. 8:9}

That provides three levels of production available for the believer…

30 fold, (or one third) 60 fold, (or two thirds) and 100 fold, (or 100%) of the provisions purchased for us by Jesus. {Matthew 13:8}

That makes three levels that God’s believers can function in…

We can” walk”, or we can “run“, or we can  “fly”.  30-60-100 (three levels to function in.) We can “walk and not faint”(1/3 rd of the benefits) or we can “run and not be weary”, (2/3rds of the benefits) or we canmount up with wings as eagles” and soar above the “weak and beggarly elements …of sin’s bondage.”.  THAT describes 100 % of the benefits.  {see Isaiah 40:31}

God has made provision for us, through Jesus Christ, to soar above the storms of satans attacks.

We can fly, – have 100% of these benefits if we get all the right information.

We all need inspiration,- but good information will change your life!

It changed my life.  Selah!  GD

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Designed Like A Cork

dad retouched with a background                  **STAYING ON TOP**

While I was speaking on a given subject I heard the Lord’s voice down inside. He told me this;

Tell the people that I told you to tell them;

It started unfolding as I spoke it, “Tell them I have designed them like a cork. They have all the ingredients built  in them to stay on top of every situation, regardless of the storms they may go through. There are two  reasons they go down beneath the surface into the dark murky waters of discouragement, doubt and defeat, –

  1. It is either because of debris on top of them, {traditions of men.} i.e. “Making the word of God of none effect through your (religious) traditions.”  (Mark 7 :13) 

Or –

It is something attached to them that is pulling them under.  This would be the sins that have not been laid aside or discontinued. (Hebrews 12:1 ) i.e. “…let us lay aside every weight and the sins which do so easily beset (defeat and discourage) us.”  We should not be in condemnation for past sins that have been forgiven. But we should stop doing those things out of our past that we feel convicted over. Listen to that voice within and make the changes.

The correction and the cure as God continued to speak to me; 

1.”If they will snip the cord of their sins that are holding them down, and, 

2. Follow my word instead of what other people think and do,-  they will immediately begin to rise to the surface and live in the sunshine of my goodness, grace and abundance.”

SUMMARY: God wants us to;  ” fly like eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint.”  

* STAY ON TOP *  (read Isaiah 40)  

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SELAH!  GD

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Stay out of God’s Way!

29t                 HOW DO I STAY OUT OF GOD’S WAY?

I heard God’s voice in my spirit on one occasion while I was meditating on the scriptures. I was thinking about something that I was needing to happen , -and I knew I had to have God’s help!

First I ask you this question: “If God had to make a choice between seeing you doing something He told you to do, or listening to  you pray for two hours,which do you think he would choose?

When you answer that in your heart, then consider this statement God made to me on that occasion. This is what I heard in my spirit; “If you can stay out of my way, I will bless you.”  This was tantamount to what God said to his people in Isaiah 1:19 – “If you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land.” 

I am fully convinced that one of the main reasons that we fail to see good,- instead of bad things happening, and we fail to receive answers to our prayers, is – disobedience. It is a failure to do something you have felt you should do, or to follow God’s instructions in His word, that blocks our benefits as God has provided. We certainly need to go to God in prayer about everything. But no amount of prayer, or any other substitute can take the place of ‘obedience’ . When we obey, – we stay out of God’s way! (Galatians 5:7)

If GOD IS LOVE, then He is looking for ways to bless His children, – just as we humans love to see our children excited and happy about something we did for them.  The enemy (Satan) is always looking (seeking) for ways to hurt us. If we give satan an opening by disobeying God’s instructions, we are stepping outside of God’s arena of protection,- and satan will do us harm. I have lived (81 years) and studied long enough to learn this.

SO – STRAIGHTEN UP….!  Selah! (give it some thought)

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Does God Dream?

t58                                  GOD IS A DREAMER

We all remember Martin Luther King’s renowned message  titled – I HAVE A DREAM. Picture God as He meditated before He created the planet we live on, and then His master design – His children, – humans!  If you were LOVE, as God is, what would you want for your children? Of course, –  a beautiful garden. Why do some people think it is immoral to want the best life has to offer?

God’s dream is that his people “be the head and not the tail,- above and not beneath.” God’s dream is that his people lend and not borrow.”(Deuteronomy 15:4) Read the entire chapter and meditate on it. God listed it as a curse if his children have to borrow other people’s money. Yes, He did!!  – Read it in Deuteronomy 28, verse 43.

It is clear that it is not a sin if you do it, He listed it as a curse if you ‘have to borrow’. The shortage of having your own money to operate out of,- is what God views as ‘under the curse’. If you are like most of us you were taught from your youth ‘how to be a borrower.’ It is a difficult track to get off of, but we can have God’s dream if we pursue it.

This is not offered to offend anyone who borrows. Let there be no condemnation in your heart if you need to borrow. It is not called a sin to borrow,- it is just listed under the curse.

When Jesus came He “..delivered us from the curse..“Just set your goals higher and believe God to take you there.  Get the information that we provide on our website that will promote that lifestyle,- and then believe for it,- and you will see it happen.

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WHY A CROWN OF THORNS?

511668_1024x1024            WHY THE CROWN OF THORNS?

“If we always think like we have always thought, we will always do like we have always done. –  If we always do what we have always done, we will always have what we have always had”. –  Few things change until thinking changes.

If I can change the way I think, I can change the life I have,- to the life I want.

Paul the Apostle made this remark; ” –we have the mind of Christ.

Two questions:  How did we get it? and- Are we using it?

God declared in Hosea 4:6: “my people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge.He didn’t say, the devils people, – He said, My people. He is talking about those who have accepted Him/Jesus as their saviour and have come into agreement with Him as ‘The Most High God .’ So, – what else is left to do?  That is what this book is about!

This book, ‘The Purpose For The Crown Of  Thorns’, is a life altering revelation.  We will never believe for something,- that we don’t first believe in! This book is 82 pages of detailed information on this subject. You CANNOT remain the same after reading this book and gaining this knowledge. When I obtained this information it opened me up to receiving all that God has provided for me through Jesus Christ in the lifestyle of faith.

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15 Most Commonly Asked Questions On Tithing

 

1Tithing has always been a debated subject with uncertainties to settle. This book deals with 15 most commonly asked questions I have encountered over my 62 years of ministry. Several ministries have ordered this book in large quantities and given them to their congregation. It is available to you from this website.  The late John Osteen, founder of the well known Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas commented on our teachings  concerning this subject saying, “Gerald Davis is the best I have ever heard on this subject.”

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BORN TO LOSE?

20t                                        BORN TO LOSE ?

You may remember the words of the song from the past, BORN TO LOSE (sung by Ray Charles). But thank God we were born again through the person of Jesus Christ and His willing sacrifice of his own life on our behalf!  Through Him, – we were then born to win!

It changes everything when we walk by faith in God. We have a completely new life.

In a time when I was especially discouraged, I heard this in my spirit; –

“If you will always concentrate on being a blessing you will seldom have to pray to receive one.”

That one statement from God to me, set me on a new course of thinking and doing. It completely changed my attitude. It has totally changed my life! I have tried to follow that mindset and I have seen some amazing results. That is why I share these life changing truths freely with you. I will share some of those results in a later blog.

Thinking must change before things will change!  SELAH! * GD

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Ministry Update!

    Welcome to my new blog!

It’s a new day at Overflowing Cup Ministries. This blog will be a way I can quickly post the latest revelations that the Lord drops into my spirit. This is also where you can find the latest happenings, personal musings, ministry updates and bookstore products, – (CDs, DVDs and books on scriptural principles.)

God has no problem keeping His promises, – if I can keep the principles!

I welcome you to share your feedback to any post you desire. But don’t forget…you can always send me an email for more personal contact- gerald@geralddavis.org.

Increased knowlege is the key to increased success! What we don’t know IS what hurts us.

Your ministry for an ever increasing lifestyle,

Gerald Davis DD

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