February 2018 Newsletter - "Destined to Prevail" by Pastor Carol Pulley
In Genesis 1:26 we see that from the beginning, we were made in God's image. The word image in Hebrew (read from right to left) is tselem צלם. The letter tsadey in pictograph form is a man on his side in destiny of the cross to becoming the righteousness of God . The second letter lamad is the shepherd’s staff, which is the rod of teaching and correction. The last letter is the mem where the pictograph meaning is the moving back and forth of water or blood, which both denote those who ascend up through the veil into the Holy of Holies for REVELATION, the baptism of fire!
We begin searching out His spiritual law of life for the washing of our souls, which brings forth an appearing of CHRIST IN US. He becomes our SALVATION to be manifested out of the realm of Glory within us! How beautiful this process of perfection is! From the Thayer’s Dictionary, the word in Greek for image is eikon. It is an outline or representation of an original, as a shadow is the outline of the original. It’s a moral likeness of renewed man to God.
True Christians are transformed into the image of the Son of God, which is the heavenly body and a blessed state of mind: the mind of Christ! Elohiym said, “Let Us make man after our likeness!” It’s the divine process of us becoming His character, function, and creative power. He has equipped us to overcome life’s trials and testings.
Rev. 1:6 He has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to him glory and dominion forever and ever, Amen. Rev. 1:5-6 speaks of how Jesus loved us and washed us from our sins (ignorance of the Gospel) in His own blood. This means that he gives us the holy apostles and prophets to release revelation to open our understanding of the hidden secrets of the kingdom.
In the same way, we were made in His likeness, in a similitude. In Rev. 21:2m John the Revelator and servant of God has a vision with symbolic meaning from behind the veil. The KINGDOM OF HEAVEN must first be activated with ears to hear, eyes to see, and a heart to perceive the secrets being revealed. This is the Light of Glory established by entering the marriage covenant with CHRIST IN THE ETERNAL KINGDOM OF GOD. In verse 19, there is the mention of precious stones that correlate with the breastplate of the high priest, which is a picture of those who have become lively stones; we know this by 1 Peter 2:5.
It’s with this power, might, and dominion of Christ that we are mended and restored back to the original state as righteous Sons of God and high priests entering through the veil, which is His flesh. The engrafted WORD empowers us to pull down, uproot, and overthrow the kingdom of darkness in our mindset. It allows us to expose and identify the demonic ruling princes. So, we have been given freewill to operate with a pure kingdom mindset for God, which is the Ark of the covenant of His glory. Without revelation, the spirits of rebellion allow the wicked one to enter those who are void of truth. Eternal hell is also for those who were once in the secret teachings but departed from them, and they are handed over to an apostate mind, being sealed in the nature of the Beast. Again, we can overthrow Satan by the process of spending time with Abba Father as a disciple of Christ as an exchange for His Glory. The seed is the WORD, possessing vital force with supernatural power to remove the veil from the heart and to transform the mind; this power operates by the Holy Spirit, by whom our soul is regenerated.
In Hebraic understanding, every name speaks of a character and function. In Deut. 7:1-2, there are seven counterfeit giants, and also God’s WORD to counteract them, so as to refute every lie with the TRUTH!
1. HITTITE - Chittiy H2850 - son of Canaan, descendants of Heth. Terror, breakdown, confusion, fear, afraid, bent down, discouraged.
We are to cast out the ruling prince and do the Law of Replacement. 2 Tim 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Here are two perspectives of fear: 1. Matt 10:28 - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. This scripture is about possessing a reverential fear of the LORD. 2. And the fear mentioned in Rom 8:15, which is the spirit of bondage of fear.
2. GIRGASHITE - Girgashiy H1622 - Dwelling on a clayey soil, a people who are earthly and carnal, have built their spiritual house on clay, not stable in their mind.
Isa. 26:3 - Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusts in thee.
James 1:8 - a double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
James 1:6 - But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that waveth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. G4494 rhipizo - of persons whose mind wavers in uncertainty between hope and fear, between doing and not doing a thing.
3. AMORITE - Amoriy H567 - a mountaineer, a sayer from said - amar H559 - to challenge (meaning="Did God really say?”), stronghold, intelligence, device, reason, command, speak against (meaning=pride to boast)
4. CANAANITE - Kena’aniy H3669 - zealous peddler, merchant, trader, humiliated, bring low into subjection
Son of Ham, meaning=he is a person who buys and sells merchandise and is a friend of the world. He is carnal, not a buyer and seller of the oil (teaching) from the oil merchants - the holy apostles and prophets.
Matt 13:45-46 again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
5. PERIZZITE - prizziy H6522 - belonging to a village, rustic, rural dweller, open region, country, unwalled (meaning=not surrounded or fortified), not supported, dubious - wavering, uncertain, doubtful
Zec 2:5 'For I,' says the LORD, 'will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.' wall - H2346 chomah
Fire - H784 esh meaning=God is our fire wall of protection against the enemy.
6. HIVITE - chivvy H2340 - a villager, Eve lifegiver - meaning soulish, led by the mind will and emotions.
Ps 19:7 - The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
7. JEBUSITE - yebusiy H2983 - trodden, to tread down, under foot, rejection, trample, loathe, be polluted
Meaning=the dead letter of the law brings polluted teachings that defile the soul and bring those into spiritual death- no power outside of the revelation, no dominion.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
I pray that this is insightful and enlightening for those who are destined to conquer overcome prevail and subdue the enemy!