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...(20)Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. (21)And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. (22)And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? (23)And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.
(24)The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
(25)Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
(26)And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. (27)And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; (28)For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (29)But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
(30)And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives...
...(17)And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. (18)And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. (19)And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, is it I? and another said, is it I? (20)And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.
(21)The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
(22)And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. (23)And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. (24)And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (25)Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
(26)And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives...
Luke 22:14-23; 39-47
...(14)And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. (15)And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: (16)For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. (17)And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: (18)For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
(19)And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. (20)Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
(21)But, behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table. (22)And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
(23)And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing...
...(39)And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. (40)And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.
(41)And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, (42)Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (43)And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. (44)And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. (45)And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow, (46)And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.
(47)And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him. (48)But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?...
...(47)Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. (48)I am that bread of life. (49)Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. (50)This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die. (51)I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
(52)The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
(53)Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (54)Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. (55)For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. (56)He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. (57)As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (58)This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
(59)These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum...
...(22)And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: (23)Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. (24)But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
(25)And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. (26)Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. (27)For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. (28)Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (29)For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. (30)Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. (31)Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
(32)And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. (33)I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. (34)Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. (35)I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive...
...(19)Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. (20)Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
(21)But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; (22)Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: (23)For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (24)Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: (25)Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (26)To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
(27)Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. (28)Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. (29)Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also: (30)Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith.
(31)Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law...
...(1)Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: (2)By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (3)And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; (4)And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (5)And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
(6)For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. (7)For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. (8)But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (9)Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (10)For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. (11)And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
(12)Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (13)(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. (14)Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come...
I Corinthians 10:12-18
...(12)Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
(13)There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
(14)Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. (15)I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. (16)The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? (17)For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
(18)Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?...
I Corinthians 11:17-34
...(17)Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. (18)For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. (19)For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. (20)When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. (21)For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
(22)What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. (23)For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: (24)And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. (25)After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. (26)For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
(27)Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. (28)But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. (29)For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. (30)For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. (31)For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (32)But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
(33)Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. (34)And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come...
...(1)Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: (2)Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
(3)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly in Christ: (4)According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: (5)Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, (6)To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
(7)In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (8)Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; (9)Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: (10)That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him: (11)In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (12)That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. (13)In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (14)Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory...
...(11)Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; (12)That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
(13)But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
(14)For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; (15)Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; (16)And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: (17)And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
(18)For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father...
...(9)For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; (10)That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; (11)Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; (12)Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: (13)Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: (14)In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (15)Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (16)For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (17)And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (18)And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all he things might have the preeminence.
(19)For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; (20)And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven...
...(6)Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. (7)But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: (8)The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: (9)Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; (10)Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
(11)But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; (12)Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
(13)For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: (14)How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
(15)And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (16)For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. (17)For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. (18)Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood. (19)For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, (20)Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. (21)Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. (22)And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
(23)It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. (24)For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: (25)Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; (26)For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
(27)And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: (28)So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation...
...(1)For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (2)For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. (3)But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
(4)For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
(5)Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: (6)In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
(7)Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. (8)Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; (9)Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. (10)By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
(11)And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: (12)But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; (13)From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. (14)For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
(15)Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, (16)This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; (17)And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
(18)Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
(19)Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, (20)By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; (21)And having an high priest over the house of God; (22)Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. (23)Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) (24)And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: (25)Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
(26)For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, (27)But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. (28)He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: (29)Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (30)For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
(31)It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God...
...(1)Let brotherly love continue.
(2)Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (3)Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. (4)Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
(5)Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (6)So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
(7)Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. (8)Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (9)Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. (10)We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle. (11)For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
(12)Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. (13)Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. (14)For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
(15)By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. (16)But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. (17)Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
(18)Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. (19)But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
(20)Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, (21)Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
(22)And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words. (23)Know ye that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you. (24)Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
(25)Grace be with you all. Amen...
I Peter 1:1-25
...(1)Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, (2)Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
(3)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (4)To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, (5)Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (6)Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: (7)That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (8)Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
(9)Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
(10)Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: (11)Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. (12)Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
(13)Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (14)As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: (15)But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; (16)Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
(17)And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: (18)Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19)But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (20)Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, (21)Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
(22)Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently: (23)Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
(24)For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: (25)But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you...
I John 1:1-10
...(1)That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (2)(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) (3)That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. (4)And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
(5)This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. (6)If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: (7)But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (8)If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
(9)If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(10)If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us...
I John 5:1-12
...(1)Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. (2)By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. (3)For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (4)For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
(5)Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? (6)This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
(7)For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. (8)And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
(9)If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. (10)He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. (11)And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. (12)He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life...
...(1)The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (2)Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
(3)Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
(4)John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; (5)And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (6)And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
(7)Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
(8)I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty...
...(1)And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. (2)And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
(3)And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. (4)And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
(5)And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
(6)And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. (7)And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. (8)And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. (9)And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; (10)And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
(11)And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; (12)Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. (13)And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
(14)And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever...
...(9)After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (10)And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. (11)And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, (12)Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
(13)And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? (14)And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (15)Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. (16)They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. (17)For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes...
...(1)And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: (2)And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
(3)And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. (4)And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
(5)And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (6)And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
(7)And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, (8)And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
(9)And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (10)And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (11)And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
(12)Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time...
...(6)And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. (7)Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. (8)And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
(9)And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God. (10)And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
(11)And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. (12)His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. (13)And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (14)And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. (15)And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(16)And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS...
[Ernest, Victor H. (1970). I Talked with Spirits (p. 59-61) Tyndale House Publishers]
Ch. 8: Overcoming Demons
My conversion to Christ from spiritualism occurred in 1929, but I was not free from demon interference for many years after I entered the pastorate. To get Bible training, I enrolled in Northwestern Bible Schools in Minneapolis. I transferred to Bethel Seminary in Saint Paul and studied there for three years. In 1935 I married Alice Schmoldt and took my first pastorate in Bottineau, North Dakota.
The influence of demonism continued strong among my relatives, so Alice and I took our children to Oregon in 1949. I never preached on demonism in my own church except when the subject came up in my regular sermons. But when other churches had me speak on demonism in special meetings, the demons I had once welcomed into my body in seances attacked my mind and vocal cords.
Sometimes my memory would go blank; other time my throat would constrict and I couldn't speak. As soon as I prayed for help through the power of Jesus' blood, the attack ceased and I continued. These assaults continued sporadically for thirteen years before my spiritual defenses were built up to keep demons from penetrating my body. As my spiritual armor became strong, I was able to help others assailed by spirits.
In 1948, when I was the new pastor of a young congregation at Park Baptist Church, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, I introduced my message one Sunday night with a strange feeling that something was wrong. My mind was fuzzy, and I felt like I was being choked. I seemed on the verge of a mental blackout. Sensing Satan's power at work in the service, I asked the congregation to pray.
They were doubtless perplexed at my strange behavior. With a quick prayer to my heavenly Father, I claimed the text: "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin" (I John 1:7).
I wound up that night with a "hellfire" message. After the benediction I hurried to the door, hoping to discern who had brought the sinister force into the service. I found no one.
Ten days later I received a telephone call from a woman who claimed that she and a friend had turned on satanic power in the Sunday service. She told me they had left the service frightened by the Bible text and message.
After the service, she said, Satan had come to their homes to induce them to commit suicide. Mrs. S., the woman calling me, overcame an impulse to leap into the Mississippi River, but she succumbed to the next temptation and took an overdose of sleeping pills. She had been near death for several days.
When she recovered, Mrs. S. learned that her friend had been committed to a mental hospital. That news so frightened her that she was prompted to call me. We set up a counseling appointment for the next morning.
I saw immediately that she was demon-indwelt. The only way she could say the name of Jesus was in blasphemy. She told me the demons had caused her to steal casually, sell her body for extra income, and disturb gospel services for entertainment. She and her friend -- she told me later -- regularly met on the banks of the Mississippi to worship Satan. They would prostrate themselves before their altar and pray to Satan that they might be chosen to bear the antichrist into the world.
Mrs. S. was sincere in wanting to be free from Satan's bondage. There, for the first time in my life, I prayed for the deliverance for such a person. She was unable to pray at all.
Tremblingly, I asked God, in Jesus' name and the power of his blood, to rebuke the demons and deliver this woman, a prisoner of Satan. She began to scream as the demons came out of her and her body shook violently. "They are gone," she said, "but there are more!"
I prayed again and asked the Lord to cast out the rest. Mrs. S began to curse and grind her teeth. I kept praying for her deliverance. A second time she said, "They are gone but there are more."
I wondered how long this could go on. Demons of madness and blasphemy had left her; what more could there be? Once more I prayed and asked God to finish the work, to cast all the demons from her. At this, her reaction was indescribable; but the last demons left her and she lay limp on the floor.
Mrs. S. then wept and praised God for her deliverance. Each day after that she called me and we had a Bible study by telephone. After two weeks she gave public testimony at a prayer meeting of her deliverance and joy in the Lord. She had many ensuing battle with Satan, but her victories were great and refreshing...
[Warnke, Mike (1972). The Satan Seller (p.150;154-155) Logos International]
...Before Pastor LaHaye and his wife left, they prayed that the Lord would help us overcome this oppression. Knowing someone else would be praying for us really helped. But I still felt there were some loose ends dangling...
I had had the feeling for a long time that Sue and I had not learned how to pray effectively, that we lacked "prayer power," and that there were ways of prayer that could really defeat Satan in a big way -- enough to put him down for the full count instead of having him get up off the canvas and come back at us with some new Satanic twist. I thought there must be a higher-powered prayer life than what we knew of yet.
Sue agreed with me. She was not one to give up on anything, but I could see she was beginning to have a few doubts about our ability to meet these demons or spirits head-on...
...A short time later, we invited Mrs. Hreha over to discuss some of the lingering occult oppression we had been experiencing.
"Mike, Sue, I guess you two haven't heard of the power of the Blood, or you wouldn't be oppressed."
"Well," Sue said, cocking her head and trying to remember, "I think I read something about it quite a while ago."
"I've heard about it, but I never understood what it was all about," I added. "I never got around to checking it out."
"In Hebrews 9:11-14, it tells about Christ coming to put away the power of sin by dying for us," Mrs. Hreha explained. "Well, it's by the power of His shed Blood that He saved us, and when we claim this power, we claim the resurrection power of Jesus."
"How does that help in prayer?" I asked.
"When you pray, Mike, you have to remember that because Jesus shed His blood, you were saved. In Hebrews 9:22, it tells us that there is no remission of sin without the shedding of blood.
"In the Old Testament, people made blood sacrifices to God for their sins because they were under the law. Christ became for us the final sacrifice, and it was by His blood our sins were washed away, we were saved, and we became victorious over Satan, who is, right now, defeated."
"But how do you get this power, Helen?" Sue asked.
"Yeah, like, just what do you say to Christ?" I asked. "How can you humble yourself before Him and have the nerve to ask for power? That's what got me in trouble before: too much power.
Helen leaned back in her chair and laughed. "Mike, you challenge everything, don't you?"
"Yeah, and I once got into trouble for that, too."
"Well, don't worry. I'm not leaving here until I'm sure you understand. You see, at salvation you invite this same power into your life. Once this is done, many Christians forget it is there and just coast along on the strength of that salvation-power experience," Helen explained.
"But why use it only once? You have the power in you; you can apply it to any and all occurrences in your life. If the Blood can save you and wash away sins, it can surely take care of daily matters -- even demon oppression.
"The Blood defeated death, which is Satan's greatest tool. He no longer holds the deed to our souls. By the power of the Blood, we ere set free from death. Now we an call on this same power when Satan attacks our flesh, taking authority over him in the name of Jesus and reminding him of his defeat by the very Christ that lives in all who are born again!"
"It sounds so simple!" I said, almost laughing.
"Is there anything in particular that you say, Helen?" Sue asked.
"You have to get the idea of the Blood and Christ's suffering in your prayer, plus the specific need at the time. You could say, Lord, I ask for the power of Jesus to save me from this -- name what the oppression is -- and to help me with the problem I'm going through. I claim the protection of Jesus' Blood and the power of His resurrection to rebuke Satan, right now, in the name of Jesus!"
I shook my head, hardly daring to believe that this would do it. "How about if I should come under oppression again or someone else should become oppressed?"
Helen laughed. "You just try it next time and tell me what happens. Once you have claimed this power, you won't be afraid to fight Satan."
"Thanks, Helen. I hope you know how much Mike and I appreciate this," Sue said. Helen prayed for us, asking God to strengthen our faith to fight Satan's encounters...
[Irvine, Doreen (1973). Freed from Witchcraft (p.120) Concordia Publishing House Ltd.]
Chapter 15 Search for Deliverance
...Some weeks went by. I was still seeking. The battle was getting fiercer. Lucifer was stepping up his efforts to keep me chained and bound. As the battle grew fiercer, so other things happened.
I wandered into many different churches and sometimes heard the blood of Jesus mentioned. At that, a dark force within took control of me, and strange things occurred. I acted in inexplicable, satanic ways. I snatched Bibles and tore them. I threw hymnbooks around the church. I knocked communion trays out of the hands of those who were taking around the bread and wine.
I would fall to the floor screaming, hissing, and slithering like a snake. Then, quite suddenly I would come to myself and remember nothing. Very often I would run out of the church sobbing and crying...
...Outside the churches I could feel an unseen hand pushing me into doing the very things I wanted to give up. Before I gave my heart to Jesus I took part in witchcraft, drugs, and prostitution without hesitation, but now that I was seeking to live a Christian life, the things I wanted to part with I sought out as if against my will. I was made to do them, controlled by some evil power deep within.
When in my wanderings in and out of the churches I heard the real gospel preached, the evil forces within became activated. I went out undelivered.
I visited many churches. Many evil manifestations continued. I saw the bewildered and concerned looks on the faces of people when I came around, and I too was confused, more confused than the ministers themselves. I wondered why they didn't do something for me...
[Brim, Billye (1995). The Blood And the Glory (Kindle Locations 596-618). Harrison House.]
Chapter 9: The Blood Line
God drew a Blood line—from Heaven to earth and back to Heaven.
Our question is: Can believers draw a Blood line?
In my quest after the place of the Blood of the Lamb as a primary weapon against the strategies of the enemy, I came across an amazing incident.
A minister and his wife, named Stevens, were conducting meetings in Canada in a large church. They had left their children at home in the southeastern part of the United States in the care of grandparents.
The Canadian meetings were inflicting great damage to the kingdom of darkness. Many were coming to new life in Jesus, and many were being set free from bondages of Satan.
Don Gossett gave the following account in his book Praise Avenue:
Because of this success, the devil became infuriated and began to torment Brother Stevens with the thought that he was going to kill the Stevens’ children.
Brother Stevens said, “Devil, you’re a liar! You cannot kill my children.”
To this, the devil seemed to say, “Oh, yes, I can, for I have put rabies upon the foxes in the woods adjoining your property.”
Immediately, Brother Stevens remembered the reports of friends who had seen foxes roaming on his land before he’d left Tennessee.
In simple childlike faith, Brother Stevens gathered together three other believers. Together they agreed in prayer, and by faith they drew a blood line of protection around the Stevens’ property...
A week later, Brother Stevens received a letter from his brother back in Tennessee.
He said, “Today I was out walking. I walked around the edge of your property. Lying on the boundary of your land I found five dead foxes. We had the heads examined and found they were all rabid.”
The foxes had dropped dead when they tried to cross the Blood line!
When Reverend Gossett heard this, he had his answer. For a long time thieves had been regularly breaking into his ministry office vandalizing and causing great devastation. The Gossetts installed security devices. They worked with police. Nothing stopped the intruders. Until...
“When I heard this story,” Don Gossett wrote, “I decided to draw a Blood line...I called my wife and family together. By faith, we drew a Blood line around our offices. That was in 1969. We’ve never had a break-in at our offices since.”
Is there a Bible basis for drawing a Blood line?
Dream Warfare Journal: 2015 Entries
I found myself in what appeared to be a Walmart store (very much like the Super Center in our town...does this represent a strong hold?) in clear lucid-state. I was at the back of the store near a bin in an aisle way when I began to be gently moved up and down different aisle ways, and in and out of the shelving aisles (I perceived this to be the Holy Spirit). And as I was being brought down the main back aisle, I became surrounded by people; of whom I perceived many of them to be demons.
Instead of being on-guard this time and ready to fight, I sought here to simply trust God with whatever happened and began pleading the Blood of Jesus upon every person that passed by me, as I was gently being led around.
I then came across this old-looking man who was wearing a brownish/tan flannel shirt, whom I perceived to be evil. I plead the Blood of Jesus over him -- and he very much seemed to not like what I was doing.
Continuing to plead in pray, I then proceeded to grab his left arm with my right hand--
In what felt like a great electrical jolt (minus the pain, mysteriously), this evil old man instantaneously jerked away from me -- as I was still holding his now-severed left arm! Just as mysteriously, he had already generated an extra limb (with clothing) by the very short time I had looked at him again.
The gentle leading then continued as I kept at it and plead the Blood of Jesus upon every "human being" that I approached and passed by.
Near the end, I passed by the form of a young boy on my left-hand side; no older looking than 5 or 6. I plead over him, and he responded to me with something like "who is Jesus?".
I responded, "He is our Lord and Savior, who takes our sins away. You'll live with Him in His Kingdom, forever." As I was then led away again, I started weeping and remember seeing three more young children ahead of me (all boys, as I recall) as the dream ended.