"I waited patiently for the Lord;"
"And He inclined to me, and heard my cry."

Earl & Diane Rodd
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His living stones, His living epistles, His united saints of adoption, usa

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death" (Rom 8:1-2).

"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery" (Gal 5:1).

"Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual {forces} of wickedness in the heavenly {places.} Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist

the evil day,
and having done everything to stand firm, "STAND FIRM" (Eph 6:10-13).

"Father, glorify Thy name." There came therefore a voice out of heaven: "I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again." The multitude therefore, who stood by and heard it, were saying that it had thundered; others were saying, "An angel has spoken to Him." Jesus answered and said, "This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself (John 12:28-36)."

CROSS - JESUS on earth, TRUTH JUDGMENT - upon world, satan cast out
RESURRECTION - JESUS on earth, TRUTH LIFE conquers death

"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper shall not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning

sin, and righteousness, and judgment;
concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me; and concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and
you no longer behold Me; and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.
I have many more things to say to you, but you cannot bear {them} now.
But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come" (John 16:7-13).

According to Genesis 1:26a God, Father, Son, Holy Spirit, said, "'Let US make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness.'" God then carried out Their desire, "God created man in Their own image, in the image of God They created him; male/female They created them" (Gen 1:27).

Because we human beings have been created in God's image, we are spirits who are also a soul (mind, will, intellect, emotions, feelings, attitudes). We have also been given five senses by which we process information from the natural world that comes to us through our physical bodies. We then communicate thoughts, wills, intellects, emotions, feelings, and attitudes to others made in "Our image, according to Our likeness," with our male/female bodies.

God desires to communicate to our spirit first, then to our soul, and then to our body. When the human spirit is blocked, the soul/body assumes ascendancy over the human spirit, and walking with the Lord is very sporadic and unfulfilling. When that occurs, a human being will attempt to use other things/people to find contentment and satisfaction. Anything that replaces Spirit to spirit fellowship will eventually become an idol, a "stumbling block of iniquity" (Eze14:3-11).

The following outline of Ephesians 6:10-20 may be helpful to understand being Spirit-led. "For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God" (Rom 8:14). We have to be Spirit-fed to be Spirit-led. When we are Spirit-filled, we are also Spirit-stilled (peace). STAND FIRM

  1. TRUTH in innermost being: loins girded with TRUTH - GOD: Creator
    Father, Son, Holy Spirit: SPIRIT of God in human spirit;
  2. RIGHTEOUSNESS in heart: breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS - GOD: Creator Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit: RIGHTEOUSNESS of God in human soul;
  3. GOSPEL of PEACE: feet prepared - GOD: Creator
    Father, Son, Holy Spirit: God of PEACE in human body
  4. Shield of FAITH -Spirit to soul -FAITHFULNESS of God: extinguish all - contrary wills & intellects that disagree with FATHER's will & intellect:
    ask HEAVEN? or human? or hell?
  5. Helmet of Salvation - SPIRIT to soul(thoughts, emotions, feelings, attitude) - Mind of Christ; discern TRUTH/error; discern HEAVEN, or human, or hell?
  6. Sword of the SPIRIT - SPIRIT to soul(thoughts,pictures,words) and body(brain/tongue/mouth) - WORD of GOD - logos/rhema/prophecy - is JESUS
  7. Prayer in the SPIRIT - SPIRIT to spirit/soul/body - Intercession - of JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT:
SPIRIT OF GRACE/SUPPLICATION - as the Holy Spirit reveals

groans too deep for words (sounds) tongues/interpretation of tongues (sounds)
prophecy (native language) (sounds) dreams, visions, trances (unseen; has to be communicated (sounds)
worship "in Spirit and Truth" - songs, dance, other manifestations (sounds, body movements,etc.)

SPIRIT OF GOD (1x1x1=1 in 3 = 1+1+1=3 in 1);Rev 1:8) RENDERS powerless SPIRIT OF Father (Matt 10:20) DISPLACES Rev 1:18;6:8;20:13-14 SPIRIT OF LIFE; SPIRIT OF CHRIST JESUS has the keys of death and hades Rom 8:1-11; Rom 8:31-39 Eph 1:20-21 DISPLACES spirit of a destroyer Jer 51:1 <p> SPIRIT OF THE LORD (Holy Spirit) DISPLACES spirit of harlotry/wickedness Isa 11:1-5; Isa 43:13-14 Hos 4:11-12; Hos 5:3; Eph 6:12 2Cor 3:14-18 Rev 2:20 - leads astray Rev 1:4-6; Rev 4:5; 5:6 2Chron 21:11 {SPIRIT OF HOLINESS 1Cor 2:12 Rom 1:4; 2Cor 7:1 1John 2:15-17 DISPLACES {SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD spirit of the world (unclean spirit) Isa 11:3 1Cor 2:12;Eph 2:2;1John 2:15-17 DISPLACES father of it {autos: serpent's will-subdue it} [Gen 1:28] {devil's will {self-initiation} - lie, murder} [John 8:44-47] DISPLACES spirit of the prince of the power of the air (Eph 2:2) SPIRIT OF TRUTH DISPLACES spirit of error John 15:26-27; 1Jo 4:6; Mat 7:15-27;1John 4:6; 2Cor 11:10-15 *|(ashamed, disappointed|* SPIRIT OF WISDOM DISPLACES spirit of stupor*|(Rom 11:8)|* deep sleep (Is29:10) Deu34:9;Isa11:2;Eph1:17 DISPLACES spirit of philistines(2Ch 21:16) violence SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING(Isa 11:2) DISPLACES understanding stolen (Matt 13:19) SPIRIT OF REVELATION (Eph 1:17) DISPLACES deceiving spirit (2Ch 18:18-22) SPIRIT OF COUNSEL (Isa 11:2) DISPLACES causes to fall away (1Tim 4:1-2) SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE (Is 11:2) DISPLACES blinds (2Cor 4;4-7) DISPLACES deaf & dumb spirit Mark 9:23-25 SPIRIT OF THE LORD (SON,sons) RENDERS powerless {SPIRIT OF STRENGTH (Is 11:2;Col 1:11 {all authority} {SPIRIT OF POWER (2Tim 1:7;Luk 4:14;Act 10:38; 2Ch 20:12; Rom 15:13,18-19;1Cor 2:4-5;2Cor 4:7;2Cor 12:9; Heb 2:14-15* 2Cor 13:4;Eph 1:19;Eph 3:16,20;Col 1:29;1Th 1:5; 2Th 1:11-12;Rev 3:8; Micah 3:8) Loves Father (1Cor 8:3;1John 5:1) DISPLACES Hates Father (John 15:17-25) Gathers with Father (Luk 11:23) DISPLACES Leads astray (Act 20:28-31) Agrees with Father (1Cor 1:10) DISPLACES Disagrees (1John 5:10-11) SPIRIT OF FAITH (2Cor 2:9) DISPLACES Unbelief (Heb 3:18-19) 2Cor 4:13-15; Rom 12:3,6 Faith (belief) jealousy (godly) DISPLACES doubt(unbelief) jealousy(ungodly) 2Tim 2:13;Jam 4:4-5; Num 25:11-12 1Tim 1:13; Isa 14:13-15; Jam 3:13-16 SPIRIT OF GRACE/SUPPLICATION/RIGHTEOUS believes DISPLACES Sin does not believe Rom 1:17; 3:10;Heb 10:32-39 Gen 4:7; Heb 10:26-31 Jesus Christ, the Righteous-1John 2:1-7 2Cor 5:21-Jesus became sin that we Jesus Christ, the Intercessor - Rom 8:34 might become the righteousness of Holy Spirit, the Intercessor - Rom 8:26-30 God in Him.We join as WATCHMEN in Joel 2:28-29;Zech 12:10;Heb 10:29;1Joh 4:17 THEIR intercession(Ezek 1:22-3:21) SPIRIT OF ADOPTION (Spirit of Son, ABBA FATHER) DISPLACES spirit of slavery sons Rom 8:14-15,23; Gal 4:4-7;Eph 1:4-6 Rom 8:15; Gal 5:1;Heb 2:14-15 Luke 13:16 (Daughter) DISPLACES Luke 13:16 (fainting) satan binds DISPLACES manipulates controls abuses 2Chron 12:8 (MY SERVICE;KINGDOM) DISPLACES 2Chron 12:8 (kingdoms/countries) SPIRIT OF ADOPTION(sons cry DADDY)DISPLACESspirit of fainting,heaviness(Is61:3) SPIRIT OF PROPHECY (Jesus) DISPLACES spirit of divination (counterfeits) Rev 19:10; Rev 22:7,12-13,16-17,20 Eze 13:9; Act 16:16-18 Rev 21:5-8 (major example) Jer 14:14 - example SPIRIT OF FAITH DISPLACES spirit working in sons of disobedience 2Cor 4:13;2Pe 1:21;Rom 12:6 Eph 2:2 (unbelief Heb 3:18-19) SPIRIT OF GENTLENESS DISPLACES spirit of distortion (Isa 19:14) 1Cor 4:21; Gal 6:1; 2Tim 2:24-26; Gal 1:6-10; 2Pe 3:14-18 Jam 3:13 SPIRIT OF JUSTICE DISPLACES spirit of partiality Isaiah 28:6; Luke 18:7-8 1Tim 5:21; God is not partial Jam 2:9 Deu 10:17-18; Rom 2:11; Gal 2:6; Eph 6:9 SPIRIT OF JUDGEMENT/BURNING DISPLACES unclean spirit (Mark 5:1-20) Isaiah 4:4; John 15:6 Zec 5:5-11; Isa 9:18 Heb 12:9,23; Num 27:16 Rev 18:2; 16:13-15 Lev 9-10:7;Num 16:20-35;Act 5:1-11 Zech 13:2 SPIRIT OF POWER, LOVE, SOUND MIND DISPLACES spirit of timidity, cowardice 2Tim 1:7 judges & discerns with God 1John 4:18(fear punishment paralyzes) 1John 4:1-21 perfect love casts out fear FRIGHT/flight: withdraw from God withdraw from others/self fight: God/self/others; freeze SPIRIT OF GLORY and OF GOD DISPLACES spirit of antichrist 1Pet 4:12-16 1John 2:18-19; 1Jo 4:1-6; 2Jo 1:7 Philippians 3:3 Matt 24:4; Mark 13:21-23 WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH DISPLACES spirit of harlotry (Hos 4:11;5:3) WORSHIP in SPIRIT of HOLINESS DISPLACES spirit of wickedness (Eph 6:10-12) John 4:23-24; Isa 61:1-11 DISPLACES spirit of fainting (Isa 61:3) Eph 6:13-20 Eze 13:1-23 lies deceive & dishearten continual true repentance DISPLACES blocking true repentance/revival true revival; TRANSFORMATION DISPLACES satanic sin, self-initiation, schemes, strategies, snares, sickness, self-harm

What then shall we say to these things? If God {is} for us, who {is} against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God's elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written, "For Thy sake we are being put to death all day long; We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered." But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:31-39).


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