And Satan Stood Up
Summary of Sermon Spoken on 23rd January 2011 by Pastor Donald Parnell, Dayton, Ohio. U.S.A.
I love your name, Lord. You gave it to us. Your name is great and greatly to be praised.
Every time I hear someone say to me, "You're one of those Third Coming believers!", or, "You're preaching that Son of David Ministry!", my heart just swells in humbleness and I thank God that I have been identified with Christ.
This message tonight is a sobering message. It calls for us to step forward without fear, in faith and to stop questioning and fearing. God has to 'try' our questions and our fears to prove to us that they can't conquer us. We are to stop them in their tracks; that is the way and it has been proven.
Good men of God can have the traits of the human spirit take them into anger and pride and fear, even to the point where the consequences are staggering. It is now our Time; our Revelation overcomes it all in this Age. Moses staggered in frustration and anger and failed to go the distance into the Promised Land. David rose up in pride and brought the wrath of the Lord upon the armies and Jerusalem. Job lived in fear and it destroyed his family relationship; as he said, "What I feared has come upon me".
We now hold the Revelation of Jesus Christ reigning in the Third Coming body of believers. It is the Rest of God and that conquers all things now. This is the Age wherein Eternity is blending into time and defeating all these things as we pass back through the dimensions going home. Unfailing love, stronger than mountains, deeper than oceans, reaches to me.
[Lcf1: Quotes from Brother Parnell. "Be careful not to place yourself in tempting situations; avoid them. Always remember, it is easier to stay out of temptation than to get out of temptation. When temptation rises you must quickly refocus your attention on something else. Ignoring a temptation is far more effective than fighting it. Once your mind is focused on something else the temptation loses its power." "The Words of prophets are not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives." This is a great message. It touched my heart very much.]
In Revelation 5, John realized that his voice was breaking every dimension when the Lion prevailed. Every dimension is listening to us now. The DVD, "America's Godly Heritage" [Author David Barton, available in Ebay] shows clearly how the plagues fell from 1946-1966 at the same time period that the nation was rejecting the Prophet. The plague of unbelief was falling simultaneous with the Word falling in the Age.
When a prophet is rejected there are severe consequences to that generation. People are still looking for the plagues and they don't realize that false doctrine is the plagues and it has fallen upon the World now. The plagues are here in action. We know our teachings on Satan and what he is in us. He is the human spirit. So as we go through the scripture pay close attention to Satan.
DEUTERONOMY 34:1 to 6: And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, and the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
34:7 to 9: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
I Chronicles 20:1: And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out to battle, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.David did not go out to battle according to the Lord's leading. Moses wanted to know for sure that he was a part of that Pillar of Fire. The Lord took him to the mount and let him see the backside of his body, God. Moses was under constant dispute all his life ... put out of his own house, raised in Pharaoh's house and in competition with the next Pharaoh, killed an Egyptian, went to Midian and came back to Egypt to lead them. His life was full of turmoil; it caused him anger issues and he missed some leadership opportunities. Rabbah = numbers, numerous amounts of people. David saw a great slaughter of a greatly populated area. He began to take on a spirit of pride.
20:2: And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and there were precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.David took the king's crown and placed it on his head without fighting the battle; he takes the glory.
20:3 to 4: And he brought out the people that were in it, and cut them with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
20:5: And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam.Philistines = the land of Palestine, vagabonds, sojourners. We have fought the battle against the vagabonds who will not come under the Revelation of Jesus Christ, just as Cain became a vagabond.
20:6 to 8: And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
I Chronicles 21:1 and Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.Satan began to talk to David, (the carnal mind), wanting to take the glory ... he tapped David's mind, talked to his pride. David said, "Bring me the number of men who have raised the sword for me". Now David was looking at his works and not God. Satan stands up and says, "I've read more than the rest", "I've prayed more than the rest", "My men are stronger than the rest": oh no, it is the Lord!!
21:3: And Joab answered, The LORD make his people an hundred times so many more as they be: but, my Lord the king, are they not all my Lord's servants? why then doth my Lord require this thing? Why will he be a cause of trespass to Israel?Joab said, 'I'm not a mighty general and you are not a mighty king; God is the one winning these battles.'
21:4 to 8: Nevertheless the king's Word prevailed against Joab. Wherefore Joab departed, and went throughout all Israel, and came to Jerusalem.
21:11 to 12: So Gad came to David, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Choose thee.
21:13 to 15: And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the LORD; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man.
David called to God and accepted the responsibility of his sin. The angel was stayed and the slaughtering stopped. God told David, "You can not build my house because of the blood that you have spilled." It wasn't the blood of the unbeliever he spilled; it was the blood of the believers on David's hands. God doesn't even recognize the unbeliever. Moses because of anger, David because of pride ... both had the blood of their people on their hands. 'Moses, you can't go to the Promise Land', and, 'David you can't build my House.'
JOB 1:1, 2 and 5: There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.
1:6 to 7: Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
1:8: And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Job is wrestling in his mind and thinking about these things. Do I fear God for nothing?
1:9 to 12: Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
1:21: And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.[Lcf1: 'Theo' means the unseen, and 'phany' means expression. The Theophany is the Holy Spirit that's inside of you.] Job prevailed and lived through all his goods and his children being taken away. You would have thought Job would have conquered his fear. Yet he had another; so God began to teach him that he could conquer that too.
Don't let Satan rise up in anger, pride, and fear! Moses = anger, David = pride, Job = fear. [Lcf1: Quoting Brother Parnell: "Be careful not to place yourself in tempting situations; avoid them. Always remember, it is easier to stay out of temptation than to get out of temptation." And, "When temptation rises you must quickly refocus your attention on something else. Ignoring a temptation is far more effective than fighting it. Once your mind is focused on something else the temptation loses its power."]
God has to prove who the stronger is and remove your human spirit's influence. Job was sitting on boils in ashes and here come three more Satans, his three friends. And then a fourth Satan came and it was his own wife. Once you have settled it in your own mind then there will be some more Satans' minds come and try to sway you. The Theophany proved to the human spirit that Job couldn't be moved. Job was given back ... restored back to the fellowship of his children, and he was given his goods back in a double portion. Job had fellowship with his children in the Sixth dimension. We can be restored to fellowship in the SIxth dimension; I have been that.
MATTHEW 4:1 to 3: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
4:5: Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,Jesus' body didn't go up on a pinnacle but he sure went there in his mind, and Jesus said, "No". We go places many times and yet never leave the location or body that we are in. We go there in the carnal mind.
4:6 to 11: And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
MATTHEW 16:21 to 22: From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.Jesus was settled in His mind; the Theophany had taken in the Scripture and was convinced. He came to grips with His human spirit and He knew that Isaiah 53 was His script. Then Satan will deal with you from the mind of someone close to you. Jesus had to rebuke Peter, calling Satan an offence to him.
16:23 to 24: But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.When you close the gates to the devil, then all hell is against those gates.
II CORINTHIANS 12:7 to 8: And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.The human spirit brought a message to Paul. Every day he was buffeted about his past, how he had killed the children of God, how had he closed the churches and committed blaspheming. His human spirit worked on him and Paul said, "God gave it to him, a messenger of Satan." The 'thorn in the flesh' is any part of the carnal mind.
JUDE 1:9: Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.There, the Theophany and the human spirit were disputing over the body of the Word. The human spirit has a problem with the Word going forth and always fights it. The Theophany produces the Word and brings the Word Body. God and Satan is the battle, the Christ and the Antichrist. The body of Moses was disputed over from the day he was born. Today, Moses is being disputed over in this Message; some say he is here, some say he is not. Yes, he is here! In St. John, chapter 6, Jesus knew they were coming to make Him a king and He went away. He knew the crown was not His until after His death, burial and resurrection. If you find the works of shemia in your land then it is because he got off his plot of ground. Go find him and get him back in his land.
When I was a young boy we bailed a lot of hay. When we were running the bailer it would make a lot of noise and the snakes in the field would raise up their heads to see it. The bailer would cut off their heads. Stand up Satan and get your head cut off!
We have in us the "victory" ... the One who will walk us across the finishing line victorious.
"The Words of prophets are not given to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives."