Hebrews 4: 12
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
I woke up today with this verse on my mind. I simply spent some time thinking about the words in this verse. The first thing that hit me was the fact that this act alone was meditation. To meditate means to “think upon” something. I was thinking about this verse and realized that this is Christian meditation. I wasn’t sitting in the lotus position with my hands facing upwards and my thumb and first finger touching. I was lying in bed, just thinking about God’s Word and letting God tell me more about what was written and what I was doing. My meditation was a conversation with my heavenly Father about His written Word and this one verse in particular. But because it was a conversation, God was also downloading insights at the same time. I was meditating on both the written Word and His revelation Word at the same time. This is what is meant by “the word of God” in this verse.
Now, a Christian that does not believe in revelation, or tries to ask God for anything, usually believes only the written Word of God is the Truth. We are all conditioned to read, study, and believe the written Word and it is the only way to know whether we are hearing from God or any other spiritual source. So Truth must always begin with the knowledge of the written Word. However, Truth from God doesn’t end with the written Word.
Radical Christianity extends the “Word of God” from the written Word alone, to include the revelation Word as well. This is the “leap of faith” that the carnal Christian will absolutely find difficult to do. (But it is not impossible.) It is difficult because acting upon revelation is not logical. Acting upon spiritual revelation is to act upon information or knowledge that was not obtained with the 5-senses. It is to believe knowledge given spiritually and act according to the directions the spirit gave. At times, there will be no proof in the senses realm that the knowledge is correct. At the same time, the directions given, (the wisdom), may even seem illogical. So the carnal Christian will resist believing the Holy Spirit for these two reasons, the knowledge did not come by the five-senses and may seem illogical. Carnal Christian leadership will even teach that the only Truth, is the written Truth. By doing so, the implication is that all spiritual knowledge is either false and cannot be trusted, or all spiritual knowledge is devilish.
The danger behind following carnal Christian doctrine is that it points our allegiance and obedience to men instead of God. This is only one example of a devilish doctrine that has become a cornerstone of many Christian churches, the rejection of all spiritual sources of information. Of course, no Christian minister would ever openly lead their people away from God, but will show their congregation how to trust God and live in faith. They teach of the walk of the Spirit and demonstrate their faith in God with the process of service. Their churches are built by pointing their people to God and teaching their people how to obey Jesus Christ through the obedience of the written Word and service within the church. But the Holy Spirit and its purpose for the born again believer becomes an enigma.
This is the difference between Godly doctrine and devilish doctrine. Godly doctrine points the believer to God, devilish doctrine points the believer to men.
The difference between the two is where we place our faith. In other words, who do we really believe? As we grow from natural men to Radical Christians, we have a spiritual learning curve to negotiate. The first truth is this. All natural men are lost in sin and cannot enter the presence of God. Their sin is hereditary because of Adam and they are all the property of Satan. We all begin in this state. We all start out in sin and darkness. Salvation is primarily our redemption from this state of darkness into the presence of God’s light. This darkness and light is spiritual darkness and spiritual light. Spiritual darkness comes in two main forms.
The first main form of spiritual darkness is the narcissism of the flesh. It is the complete reliance to the five senses and complete rejection of anything spiritual. This is today’s religion of scientific atheism that is being taught to all of our children in public school. It is based upon one main spiritual lie: There is NO god! It is totally based upon the five-senses and logical reasoning of men. The Bible says these people are fools, but they call themselves enlightened, being free from any and all spiritual constraints from any and all religions. Man is the ultimate animal and the richest and strongest deserve to lead and subjugate the poor and weak. Class structures are proper and strongly supported to keep the wealthy powerful and the poor in control. Only the demonstration of spiritual power can reach these people. Logic and reason alone will never be enough, they already believe they are superior to religious people. So when spiritual power is proven to be real, the narcissism of the flesh is proven false and the first form of spiritual darkness is broken.
The second form of spiritual darkness may or may not recognize the one true God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who do not recognize the one true God, believe in and follow any other god from heaven or on earth. They know the spiritual realm exists and work to please the ruling spirit they follow as the truth. Mohammed received the Koran from the angel Gabriel, this is the basis for Islam. Joseph Smith received the golden plates from the angel Moroni and this became the basis for the Mormon religion. Alice A Bailey dictated 19 books from the Tibetan and her books became the cornerstone of the New Age movement and the United Nations. All of these people have accepted spiritual information that adds to or replaces the authority of the written Word of God.
The second group of people who know there are spirits, need to be introduced to the true God and be given the chance to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. When Paul talked about the unknown God on Mars Hill, he was speaking to this group. This other group that does recognize the one true God, may know and reject the Lordship of Jesus, but they can still be turned to the truth. But they need to experience the true and full power of God, to experience that the one true God is the most powerful of all gods. Simon the Sorcerer is an example of one of these people. He used sorcery in Samaria to gain many followers but became born again under the ministry of Philip.
Reliance upon the logic of church doctrine or the written Word alone without any understanding of Godly spiritual matters is where every Christian begins their walk with God. The second truth is this: Carnal Christians are saved, but powerless to defend themselves against spiritual onslaughts of evil. They cannot discern the difference between the voice of God, the voice of devil spirits, or their own thoughts. Most of us begin with no experience of any spiritual happening in our life. We are scientific and logical, or emotionally motivated. A few of us begin our Christian walk knowing that the spiritual realm is real and powerful, but was shown that the God of Jesus Christ is greater that any other spirit. It is at this point where most of us simply seek out a church that teaches us a gospel and doctrine that is the most comfortable for our personal life and need.
Carnal Christians that understand all things by the logic or emotion of the flesh are comfortable with “spiritual” teachings that avoid spiritual interaction with God. To them, the “gifts died with the apostles” and there is no need for spiritual revelation. It cannot be trusted because any spirit can be the source. There is only one Holy Spirit and a multitude of deceiving spirits that will lead the believer astray. It’s easier to avoid every spirit, including the Holy Spirit, and just believe and act upon the written Word alone. Unfortunately, by rejecting every spirit, carnal Christians have also cut themselves off from building a personal relationship from God. Their faith is in their church and church leadership, not in the spiritual God they say they serve. They need to experience God’s spiritual power in a unique and personal way before they will ever seek to build their faith in the revelation Word from the Holy Spirit. Then the carnal Christian will become a spiritual Christian.
Spiritual Christians understand that the realm of the spirit is alive and real. Those that began their Christian walk with this understanding already know that there is an order of authority that the spirit realm follows. They also know that the spirit realm can be powerful and useful. The spiritual Christian who began their walk as a carnal Christian needs to learn this truth as well. Both are learning how to recognize the difference between God’s voice and revelation from every other voice and revelation. This is the primary spiritual battle every spiritual Christian faces. It takes time and practice to learn the difference. It also requires making mistakes, asking God for forgiveness, and trying again to listen. Over and over again for the rest of our lives. This is the walk that every Radical Christian from every denomination must endure. But here is the third and greatest truth: God is loving, merciful, and full of grace. He knows our weakness and still loves us. He gave us our entire lifetime to hone and perfect our walk of faith.
When there are few teachers, the best teacher becomes the Lord Jesus Christ. The Radical Christian slowly, but eventually learns to test every spirit against the written Word, and their experience, to recognize Jesus’ voice over every other voice. It is at this point that God’s voice, Jesus’ voice, and the voice of the Holy Spirit are all one and the same. When you listen to Jesus, you are listening to God. When you follow the Holy Spirit, you are following Jesus. When you pray in the Holy Spirit, you are praying to God. When the Holy Spirit dwells within you, you have Christ in you, and God has made His abode within you. You literally have God, in Christ, in you through the Holy Spirit.
By the time a person reaches this level in their walk with God for their Christian life, they have the ability to appropriate God’s power. They will be experiencing miracles daily. They will be walking with God everywhere they go. God is no longer an abstract entity living in the wild, blue, yonder of the outer reaches of the universe. God is an ever present and trusted friend. Jesus is no longer the man who lived 2000 years ago and died for our sins and rose from the dead. He is our ever present brother who we can trust for help and advice in any situation in life. We know we can trust Him because He overcame every situation already and can tell us how to do the same. This is the walk of Radical Christianity and is how we can bring revival back to our culture. This is how to defeat radical Liberals at their own game.
They have embraced the spirit of deception. They lie about the reality of spirits. They know they are worshiping something that is not the God of Jesus Christ. And they want to erase the name of Jesus from the face of the earth. We may be living in a time of victory right now with the current administration reversing ungodly laws and administering Godly laws in their place, but the victories will only last as long as Godly people can remain in power. Without a spiritual revival throughout the land and a genuine repentance and return to God, the current season of victory will only be another temporary season. Our culture will return to ungodliness and progress to callous hatred against Christians. Now is the time to learn and become spiritually strong, Radical Christians to enter the spiritual battle and fight for our nation and culture.
Our power rests upon the Word of God. Their power rests upon the word of devils. The Word of God is not limited to the written Word alone. The real power of God comes from action upon His revelation Word that aligns with His written Word. We need both Words from God to defeat Radical Liberals. They know they are fighting a spiritual battle. Now you also know you are fighting a spiritual battle for the soul of our nation. With God on our side, we can truly defeat them at their own game. They chose the wrong side, Jesus Christ already won the battle against them. We need to learn how to use the spiritual tools and tactics of warfare against them and our God will once again emerge victorious. Which side are you on, and what power do you choose to operate?
Now is the time to learn the “Rules for Radical Christians: A Practical Primer for Defeating Radical Liberals at Their Own Game.”