Book IVc

IV.33 CONSECRATION
With the deepest reverence
the angel sprinkled Jesus’ blood
over the utensils used
in worship of the Most High God.
IV.33 a-d is a meditation on Hebrews 6:13-10:23
Word search “death” in the Epistles.
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Hebrews 9:21
Jesus’ name sets us apart
from the cravings of the flesh,
from the obligation to
obey the law of sin and death,
Hebrews 10:10, Romans 8:2
Acts 20:32
1 Corinthians 1:2
1 Corinthians 6:11
to meet the Spirit and the truth
and enter worship, overwhelmed,
caught up in the radiance,
the beauty of a higher realm,
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Deuteronomy 4:29,6:5
1 Chronicles 16:23-36, 29
Matthew 22:37
to minister as kings and priests
in his presence, night and day,
that we, reflecting heaven’s light,
may put his splendor on display.
Revelation 5:10
1 Corinthians 6:11
Ephesians 2:6-7

2 Corinthians 3:18, Isaiah 61:3

IV.34 RESURRECTION
Jesus rose to life in the
abyss. He faced the gates of death.
One Word, “Open.” was enough;
they fell as he released his breath.
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Matthew 16:18…
From Satan’s nerveless grip he took
the keys of death, hell, and the grave.
Even in the throes of death,
those who call his name are saved.
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Revelation 1:18
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Joel 2:32, 1 Corinthians 15:54-56
Jesus set the captives free
and put the devil and his hordes
in the chains they made for us,
while the hosts heaven roared

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Colossians 2:15
Revelation 5:12
with a single voice of joy
over Jesus’ victory —
the breaking of the fear of death,
the scepter of the Enemy.
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Revelation 5:12
Hebrews 2:14-15
Isaiah 14:5, 2 Corinthians 2:14
IV.35 Exodus
The love of Jesus sweeps away
the blackest guilt, the deepest shame.
The Enemy has no defense
against the power of his name.
Romans 3:22
Isaiah 28:16
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Matthew 16:18 (see note at I.34a)
If darkness ever closes in,
think about his victory.
As you consider Jesus’ name,
the Word of God, the master key,
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Psalm 44:4-8, John 16:33
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Revelation 1:18, Philippians 2:9
the light comes on: you see your life
as Satan’s slave for what it’s worth;
you see some possibilities
of how your life could be — on earth —
John 3:20, Isaiah 9:2 Word search “light” in New Testament
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Galatians 4:8, 1 Corinthians 3:13, 17-18
2 Corinthians 1:20
and so, with new-found confidence,
with open eyes and lifted head,
you disregard the devil’s threats
and leave the dungeons of the dead.
Ephesians 3:12
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1 Peter 5:8, John 1:5
2 Corinthians 4:6, Acts 12:7
IV.36 HOLY SPIRIT
At first, the light of heaven
seems like all your dreams come true, but then
you notice that the light reveals
your hidden motives and your sin;
Isaiah 30:26
Ephesians 5:13-14
1 Peter 2:9
1 Corinthians 3:13
and you must choose: return to hell,
or take your place among the few
who have no secrets to conceal
and nothing they’re afraid to lose,
Deuteronomy 30:19, Joshua 24:15, Proverbs 26:11
1 Kings 18:21
1 Corinthians 4:5
2 Corinthians 3:18, Matthew 19:29, Luke 9:24
the few who call the Spirit’s fire
to strip their lives of everything
that weighs them down, to clear the way
for gifts beyond imagining:
1 Corinthians 3:12-13
Malachi 3:3, Matthew 3:12, Luke 21:34
Romans 6:23 Word search “gift” in New Testament
Psalm 68:18, Colossians 2:3
Freedom that no war can win;
wisdom that no man can teach;
healing that no drug can bring;
riches that no hand can reach.
Exodus 14:14
1 Corinthians 2:6-8
Matthew 8:16, Mark 5:26-27
Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Isaiah 45:3
IV.37
No one earns the Holy Ghost.
The Spirit comes on anyone
who asks for him in Jesus’ name.
He pays no heed to what we’ve done.
Acts 8:20
Luke 11:13, Mark 1:8
John 14:26
Acts 10:44
Without the Spirit of the Lord
there’s no such thing as prophecy;
no one gets a virgin birth;
no one has self-mastery;
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Ephesians 3:5, Zechariah 7:12 (Spirit produces prophecy)
Luke 1:35 (Spirit causes virgin birth)
Galatians 5:22-23 (temperance a fruit of the Spirit)
no one knows the mind of God;
no one sets the captives free;
no one rises from the dead;
there is no final victory.
1 Corinthians 2:9-12 (revelation by the Spirit)
Isaiah 61:1 (Spirit anoints for freedom)
Romans 8:11 (Spirit raised Jesus)
Revelation 2:7,11,17 (Hear the Spirit / overcome)
By the Holy Spirit’s power,
Jesus’ work is carried on
through his people on the earth.
We seldom see his human form.
Acts 1:8
1 Corinthians 12:11
Galatians 3:5
John 20:29, 1 Peter 1:8
IV.38
The Holy Ghost immerses us:
in water, to repent of sin;
in Jesus’ name, to walk with God;
in fire, for unity with him.
Hebrews 6:2
Matthew 3:11, 21:25
1 John 2:5-6, Gal 5:16, 25 (walk in the Spirit)
Luke 12:49
In him, your sin and sordid past,
are buried in his baptism
once for all. In him you rise
to a new life, you’re born again.
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Romans 6:4
Acts 10:43, Ephesians 1:7
Ephesians 2:4-7
In him you walk with God Most High —
you sense his presence everywhere;
in him, the fire has done its work,
the dross is gone, you cease to care
Gal 5:16, 25 (walk in the Spirit)
Psalm 91:1, 139:7
Mark 9:49 (salted = preserved), 1 John 3:3
James 1:4
for anything except the Word
that caused creation to appear,
and the holy fragrance that
remains when all things disappear.
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John 1:1-3, Colossians 2:2-3 (care for the knowledge of God)
Hebrews 1:12 / Psalm 102:25-27
Isaiah 51:6, Matthew 24:35/Mark 13:31/Luke 21:33
IV.39 SPIRIT OF FIRE
Seeking knowledge of the world,
daily something new is learned.
Seeking knowledge of the Lord,
daily something old is burned.

1 Corinthians 2:14, 1:25, 3:19
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Matthew 3:12, 10:39, 16:24, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23
This fire is very painful when
we try to justify our sin,
but it’s sheer, unalloyed bliss
when we cooperate with him,
1 Peter 3:12
Jeremiah 19:15, Luke 12:47-48
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Matthew 11:30
when we give thanks and magnify
his name, imagining the day
when the final fleck of dross
that taints the gold is burned away.
Psalm 116:17, Psalm 34:3
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Zechariah 13:9, Isaiah 28:24
When the Spirit’s work is done
we live together in accord:
our faces, like transparent gold,
reflect the beauty of the Lord.
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Zephaniah 3:9, 2 Timothy 2:20-21
2 Corinthians 3:18
Philippians 2:1-4
IV.40
Accept your inability
to bring a perfect offering.
Open up your heart and pour
its contents out before the King.
NEW REFERENCES
Relax, and let the fire of
his Spirit burn away the dross.
When the Master does the work,
not a speck of gold is lost.

NEW REFERENCES
Father, let your kingdom come.
Father, let your will be done.
Come to us in Jesus’ name;
burn the dross and make us one.
Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2, Revelation 22:20
John 14:26
Malachi 3:3
Let the altar be my heart;
let discord be the sacrifice.
Send the fire of heaven. Now.
In the name of Jesus Christ.

Galatians 5:19-21
1 Chronicles 21:26, 1 Kings 18:24
John 14:13, 14, 26, 15:16, 16:23, 24, 26
IV.41 PRAYER
The slaves of Satan try to force
the world to meet their wants and needs;
they hardly ever give a thought
to what the consequence might be.

Genesis 1:26
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Matthew 26:42
They don’t believe that God put us
in charge of everything he makes;
they don’t believe his Firstborn Son
has shed his blood for our mistakes;

NEW REFERENCES*
Proverbs 1:30-31
Jeremiah 18:12
so they go rushing off to war,
too frightened even to pretend
that everything we want is here,
in his presence. God intends

NEW REFERENCES James 3:16, 4:1-3, Isaiah 9:5
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Psalm 145:16, Psalm 16:11
for us to be like Jesus in
how we act and how we pray —
to break the Devil’s yoke and live
in heaven on this earth. Today.
Matthew 6:9-10
Matthew 21:22
John 14:13, 15:16, 16:23
IV.42
It’s best to let his presence fill
our heart’s desire, but if we pray
with focus, and refuse to quit,
God will let us have our way.

Psalm 16:11
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Luke 18:1-6
In the presence of the Lord,
temptation loses its appeal;
things that others sweat and cry
and bleed and die for seem unreal;

Psalm 5:5
John 17:5
Matthew 6:32
losing track of our desires,
we pray according to his will;
God makes sure our needs are met
and our desires are all fulfilled.
1 John 5:14, Hebrews 2:4
Joshua 21:45, 23:14
2 Chronicles 6:4
Luke 4:21
If answers are delayed, we check
our hearts, forgive, and keep our wits,
standing on the Word of God
until the adversary quits.
Luke 18:1-6
Mark 11:25
James 1:2-8, 4:7
1 Peter 5:9
IV.43
Jesus doesn’t pray alone;
his bride is with him through the night;
both are full of energy
when the darkness turns to light;
Romans 8:26-34, Revelation 5:6 (where he is), 3:21 (he is not alone),
Romans 8:34 (what he is doing) Revelation 7:17 (the result of his prayer),
Joshua 1:8, 1 Chronicles 9:33, Isaiah 62:6-7, Nehemiah 1:6, Luke 18:7, Revelation 7:15 (day and night)
Isaiah 40:31
each is an embodiment
of the Father’s perfect ways.
Jesus likes to feel you lean
against his shoulder as he prays
Hebrews 4:1, Psalm 41:12, Isaiah 41:10 (rest)
Romans 12:1, 1 Peter 2:5
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Hebrews 7:19, James 4:8 (draw near)
beyond the gates of thanksgiving,
the courts of praise, the Holy Place,
beyond the shredded pieces of
the veil, upon the throne of grace:
2 Chronicles 31:2, Psalm 100:4
Revelation 8:5, Leviticus 6:13, Isaiah 6:6-7
Hebrews 4:16
Search “mercy seat” KJV
“Father, let your will be done.
Father, let your kingdom come
to everyone who calls my name.
Burn the dross and make them one.”

Matthew 6:10
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John 17:24, 20-23, Psalm 133:1-3
IV.44
In heaven, first resounding praise
then utter silence fills the air.
An angel with a censer comes;
he offers our united prayer
Revelation 5:8
with incense at the altar, and
the scent of satisfied desire
rises with the smoke. Our prayers
burn with Holy Spirit fire.
Revelation 5:9-14, 8:4
The Lord receives the offering;
he draws it inward with his breath.
Breathing out, he sends his word;
the answer manifests on earth.
Revelation 8:4
Let lightning flash; let thunder roll;
let earthquakes level everything.
We have the answer to our prayers
in the presence of the King.
Revelation 8:5
IV.45 SECOND COMING
The judgment has been written out;
the scroll is sealed with seven seals.
‘Til someone worthy breaks the seals,
its contents shall not be revealed.

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Revelation 5:1-4
Jesus broke the seven seals.
In him, the judgment is released.
The wheat is stored, the chaff is burned.
Jesus’ name is perfect peace.
Revelation 5:5-8:5 … Word search “Seven” in the Book of Revelation

Luke 3:17
Isaiah 9:6
Even if you’ve sealed your fate
with rage, addiction, greed and doubt,
and sit imprisoned in despair,
Jesus’ name can break you out.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12, Isaiah 9:2
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Joel 2:32, Romans 10:13
Jesus, open up the scroll.
Release the power of your name.
Shake the heavens and the earth.
Let the unshakable remain.
Revelation 5:5 – 8:5
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Hebrews 12:26
IV.46
It is written: “Eye for eye,
tooth for tooth, and life for life.”
Hell will pay for Jesus’ death,
and earth will see the end of strife.
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Exodus 21:24, Leviticus 24:17
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John 19:11 (The injustice of Jesus’ death is the basis for the final judgment.)
On that day we’ll sit with him,
in the power of the Lord,
and send the wicked to the fire,
the righteous to their Great Reward;
Revelation 3:21
Luke 22:30
John 5:22
Matthew 13:49, 25:33
but our Father has decreed
that judgment day shall be delayed
’til every nation hears the news
that its ransom has been paid.
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Matthew 24:14, Mark 13:10
May all who try to fight the flesh
and all who serve it eagerly
get the message of the cross
before they meet their destiny.
Romans 10:3
Ephesians 4:19, 1 Peter 4:3
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Philippians 3:19, Isaiah 65:11-12
IV.47 ARMAGEDDON
Satan says,“The time is short,
and hell is looming at the end.
You must be righteous to be saved
and not be damned like other men.”
… 1 Corinthians 7:29, Revelation 12:12
Luke 12:5
Revelation 20:11-15
Matthew 25:46,1 Peter 4:18/Prov. 11:31
Jesus says, “The confidence,
the peace, the righteousness of God
belongs to those who claim it as
a gift I paid for with my blood.”
Hosea 13:14
Colossians 1:20
Romans 1:17, 4:13
Revelation 1:5, 5:9
Satan says,“The Sovereign Lord
who made all things is very great,
and no one can resist his will.
To be defeated is your fate.”
2 Samuel 7:22
Judges 2:15, Leviticus 27:29
Romans 9:19-20
Word search “destruction”
Jesus says, “Since my demise
you have no destiny. My name
reveals you as a king and priest,
not as a pawn in Satan’s game.”
Romans 8:2
Galatians 3:28, Revelation 1:6, 5:10
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2 Timothy 2:25-26
IV.48
Satan says, “Indulge your flesh.
Make merry, eat and drink today.
It’s obvious that all your deeds
will perish with you anyway.”

Luke 12:19
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1 Corinthians 15:32 contrast John 3:16
Jesus says, “My name reveals
my love, my joy, my righteousness —
the pleasures of eternal life.
The worldly life is meaningless.”
John 13:1, 1 Peter 1:8
Philippians 3:9
Ecclesiastes 1:14
Word search “vanity” in Ecclesiastes
Satan says, “The world is mine.
Your misery will never end
until you either die, or leave
with Jesus when he comes again.”
CHECK REFERENCES
2 Corinthians 4:4 (the god of this world)
Isaiah 28:15
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Jesus says, “The earth is mine.
Your old life ended at my death.
Now leave the world and come with me
in your worship, not your flesh.”
Psalm 24:1, John 16:15
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
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Philippians 3:3
[Consecration means “Purified and set apart for sacred use.”]
What was consecrated by the blood of Jesus?
What makes us holy? Explain the practical value of consecration.
Where do holy people live? What do they do?
Why does God want us consecrated? What aspects of ourselves need consecration?
Before utensils or persons can be used in worship they have to be sanctified, consecrated, set apart for the sacred purpose. Using sanctified objects for profane purposes can have disastrous consequences (Daniel 5:1-31).
Where did Jesus rise to life (from his point of view)?
What was the first thing Jesus said when he rose to life?
To whom or to what was he speaking?
What happened?What did he do next?
How did Jesus ensure that the captives would not be re-enslaved?
How did heaven react to these events?
What is the scepter of the Enemy in everyday life?Is anyone ineligible for redemption?
Is any force of hell able to resist the power of Jesus’ name?
Jesus rose because he said he would (Luke 18:33). He defeated death, hell and the grave the same way. We overcome the same way (Revelation 12:11). Sounds too easy? Try it. Try speaking nothing but victory until it manifests.
What authority did Jesus strip from Satan?
Is death subject to Jesus’ name? (Is there anything not subject to Jesus?)What’s the smart thing to do if darkness closes in? How do I appropriate the benefits of his resurrection?
What happens when you consider Jesus’ name as the key to death, hell and the grave?What is the first thing people do when they understand the power of Jesus’ resurrection?

What is it like at first to be born again?
Is being in heaven necessarily a pleasant experience over the long term?
What kind of person enjoys living in heaven?
What does such a one pray for above all else?
Why?Name four big blessings of heaven that the Spirit of fire clears the way for.
Is there any point in trying to earn the Holy Spirit?
How do I receive the Holy Spirit?
Can my sordid past disqualify me from receiving the Holy Spirit?
How much would Jesus have been able to accomplish without the Holy Spirit?
Would Jesus have showed up at all?
How is Jesus working today?
How do I get involved in his ministry?
Are we likely to have visions of Jesus? (Is it important?)
Name three baptisms of the Spirit and their purposes.How do we turn our minds away from sin and toward God?
How do we prepare for resurrection life?How do you walk with God?
What or who burns away impurities?Who or what is concealed behind the impurities?
What is the great reward that comes with purity?
Is God somewhere other than where I am right now?
What’s left when creation is gone? Can I experience it? How?

CHECK QUESTIONSHow is obtaining the knowledge of God totally unlike obtaining worldly (or academic) knowledge?What is the process of coming to the knowledge of God?
What two things that most people hate are essential to process of gaining the knowledge of God?
Is a soft, lazy life likely to result in beauty (even physical beauty?)How do I make the process of coming to know God blissful?
How do I make the process painful?If I am going to be refined, perfected, who is going to do it?
Can I generate the heat required for refinement myself?
Are human ideas of perfection useful to the work of the Smith in us?Jesus’ prayer: Is it to get me to heaven — or to get heaven to me?
Would I benefit from aligning my purpose with Jesus’?

What is the end result of the work of the Spirit of fire?
Name two benefits to mankind of knowing God.


CHECK QUESTIONSHow would my life be different if my life was all about bringing heaven to earth?
Threatening people with going to hell after they die: Does this work for or against Jesus’ purpose of bringing heaven to earth now?
From Jesus’ point of view — as expressed in the Lord’s prayer — is everything that transpires on earth always unfolding according to God’s will?
What is God’s will?
(If we don’t hear his voice, how do we know we are following him?)
(If we say we are following the Bible, how do we know for sure that the Bible is his word?)
(If we know for sure, by revelation, that the entire Bible is his word, how do we know that we actually understand what it is trying to tell us?)
What is the evidence of his work in us being completed?
(Does my being one with another person require the other person to be one with me — — in other words, do I have to get everyone to come around to my way of thinking before I can be one with them? If so, how long is it going to take me to perform the feat of changing practically everyone on earth?)
If I am involved in strife, envy and division — in other words, if I have rejected even a single person — am I in a position to teach people to follow Jesus?In the light of Jesus’ final prayer before going to the cross (John 17), what should we ask for the Spirit of fire to burn up? (By the way, this is the essential purpose of this work, Spirit of Fire: To burn out every idea in our heads that causes division.)
What does it mean to pray in Jesus’ name?
Notice that “discord” falls in the middle of this list of hard sins; apparently Paul thinks it’s as bad as witchcraft, drunkenness and orgies.
What is the world’s idea of how to get through life?
Why is it completely out of synch with God’s program for us and completely contrary to how things work?
What does fear drive us to do?
Blind us to?
Where does the answer my prayer located right now?What is God’s objective man? How does prayer fit the program?
How did he confirm his intent?
Is this for the future or for now?
What is the best approach to prayer? Is there a way to get what I want without forcing my will on others?
How to we get exactly what we want? (Is it a good idea to pray this way? Might there be unintended side-effects?)What does temptation look and feel like to someone who lives deep in his presence?
What does the great human drama look like to such a one?How does our relationship to our desires change in his presence?
How does his presence put us in position to pray his will?
Do we have to worry about getting what we want when we lose track of what we want and simply pray God’s will (his Word)?
What do you do if the answers don’t come right away (assuming you’re sure you were praying God’s will)?
What is the sign that we don’t need to stand on his Word in faith anymore?
Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, interceding for us. Does he pray alone? If not, who is with him?
How do they keep up their energy over the long haul?How does Jesus feel about you praying in synch with him?
Where does Jesus do his praying?What is the essence of what Jesus prays? (John 17)
What does prayer in the Spirit look like and smell like from heaven’s point of view?
What ignites our prayers?Where and how are Spirit-inspired prayers received, accepted and answered?
Where is the answer to our prayers right now?What do the worst problems of the world look like from the point of view of a person of prayer?
Can the script of Judgment Day be altered?
Can anyone even open the book?
Does anyone know how it’s going to play out?In Christ Jesus, Judgment Day is over [the Book of Revelation is mostly written in the past tense].
How does the fact of judgment day being over (in him) apply to our problems if we are living in him?How does the name of Jesus affect our condition of bondage?A prayer [think twice before you pray this].
Most of the book of Revelation is written in the past tense. Judgment day may be in the future for man, but in Christ Jesus every thing and every event on every level (from microcosm to macrocosm) of every creation is present, now. (Hebrews 4:13, 13:8)
Much of the Book of Revelation is about what is revealed when the Lamb breaks one seal after another; to drive the point home, more or less the same scenario is repeated twice more with angels doing the work.
What is the basis for Judgment Day in cosmic law — in the light of the injustice of Jesus’ death?What position do the truly righteous occupy on Judgment Day? (How about today, in the light of the fact that we rule by our words?)
Who does the judging on judgment day (Matthew 19:28)? On what basis do they judge?Name one event that must occur before the day of judgment comes.[A prayer for all human beings before they face judgment]

Who wants you to believe that making yourself morally perfect will save you?
Who issues threats of hell if (when) your struggle to make yourself perfect fails?
(Is the devil a person?) (Is the devil in me, outside of me, both, or neither? Explain.)
How do I (did I) get free from sin?
Where does the war against the flesh take place? Does everything unfold according to God’s will?
Is it God’s will for you to live subject to destiny? What effect does the death of Jesus have on your fate?
What is the role in creation of those who live in him? Their role in relation to God?
Satan is the god of this world. Are we necessarily his subjects?
(Am I his subject? If not, what am I doing here — what is my assignment?)
What the Devil says is always literally true — there is no shortage of Bible references to support his statements. He either strings true statements together deceptively or leaves out the parts he doesn’t want you to hear. The Holy Spirit is a much better counselor than any book.
Who is telling you to indulge your flesh?
What is the end of those who do so?What are the pleasures of the Kingdom?
How does worldly life compare with life in him?If we live without an awareness of God, who is in fact controlling our lives?
How does life play out for Satan’s pawns?
Name two telltale signs that Satan is controlling your life. (Is trying harder likely to make a difference?)What happened to the earth when Jesus’ blood dripped on her?
How do you live a life that’s “out of this world?”