WHO ARE YOU? by Pastor Paul Locke
Confidence in your position or who you are is a very powerful tool an Evangelist has to draw upon to persuade others to follow them. Having been obedient to the command of Jesus to be born again, then you are assured and confident in your personal relationship with God. Most people in the world do not understand why there is a difference among those who say they are Christians. I more politely say that they are Nominal Christians, those without power. The churches themselves are the greatest mission field today as God reveals in the Book of Revelation and His message to the churches that they lack many qualities expected by God.
The Bible tells us (Deut 6:5) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” This confirms that we are comprised of spirit, soul and body, as the heart houses the Spirit of God, our soul is our mind and our body our strength. God created us in His image (Gen ) one God in three persons Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When baptized in the Holy Spirit, a miracle from on high, (Jhn 3:3) we are able to be led by the Holy Spirit instead of by our mind. We have received power to be the Sons of God so when our flesh body dies our eternal spirit and soul go to be immediately in the presence of Jesus.
All human beings at birth except for Adam, Jesus and John the Baptist (Lk -17) are captive to sinful natures. When Adam and Eve sinned the Holy Spirit departed so the Glory of God that clothed them left them naked and ashamed. The curse of sin which is separation from God, otherwise known as death is a generation curse that passes to all mankind. This means that when our spirit and soul depart this earthly body the spirit returns to God and our soul goes to hell a place of torment until the final White Throne judgement. Those with the sin of Adam are possessed by demons that can only be removed by God.
These people in the fallen state are known as Children of the Devil; they belong to him and are controlled by him. Without help these people can not be saved even when God has given a way out through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At creation God gave authority to man in a flesh body to rule (Gen ) this earth and the snake a flesh body was able to rule with the spirit of the Devil who usurped the power given to Adam. This is the reason why demons operate through people in a similar manner that the Holy Spirit works through men. Without the Baptism of the Holy Spirit a man does not have the power to exert influence on people for God; that is to “turn the hearts…of the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous.” (Lk 1:17) This Elijah anointing is the double anointing that was given to Elisha and is for you in this end time harvest.