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TRUE MINISTRIES CHURCH KEY TO THE HOUSE I want to share a couple of things with you tonight.

This teaching is called Key to the House. How many times have you lost the key and haven’t been able to get in the house. Sometimes you have to go through the back door—you have to break a window. Oh man, what did I do with that key! Sometimes you left the door open. There are certain keys that God has given us. In fact, there are many keys that God has given us. There are symbols of keys—there are keys of knowledge, keys of wisdom and so forth. A key is a representation of something that locks or unlocks. It can lock or unlock knowledge. There could be something in your life that you need to be released from. It can bind you or loose you. A key to a house is very important because the only way you can get into this house is by having the right keys. The only way to get into the house and maintain the house is by having the right keys. One of the keys (symbolic) is the number 7 in the bible. It’s a representation of a key. If you don’t know a combination, which is also a representation of a key, you don’t know how to open something or lock something. There are certain keys that open the mysteries of God in his word. One of the keys is the number 7. The number 7 is a very important key to me and you. The number 7 is a representation of the meaning of complete or perfect. GENESIS 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. Finished was a representation of something complete. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. So we see that number 7 is a representation of finished or what he means by complete or made perfect. God rested—you don’t go rest unless you have completed something. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made. The number 7 is a representation of a blessed number. Why? God blessed the seventh day. Everyday for me and you is blessed. In fact, in the Old Testament it was known as the Sabbath day. He blessed that day knowing that everyone would be working—busybodies in the world—and he wanted that one day specific day reserved for Him. So he blessed that seventh day and they acknowledged it as the Sabbath, so they could acknowledge Him. So they didn’t work and they didn’t do anything on the Sabbath day. They acknowledged God and spent time with their families because God is a family God. That was all through the Old Testament. When the New Testament came—when Jesus came into the world, he said, I am the Lord of the Sabbath. He said that anyone who came unto Him, that He would give them rest. So every day for you and I should be the Sabbath day, because we have fellowship with the Lord of the Sabbath. If we have our trust in Him and fellowship with Him, everyday should be the Sabbath for us. Of course there is a specific day that we gather together to worship, but that’s not acknowledged as the Sabbath day because the Sabbath is a representation of a day of rest. Every day should be a Sabbath for me and you. Every day should be holy and sanctified unto the Lord. Every single day!

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JOHN 19:28-30 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished—accomplished meaning finished, complete—that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst! Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. In other words, he said it was finished—but something happened before this. Seven things happened to Jesus for him to be able to say it was finished. The first thing that happened to Jesus was that he was whipped. His back was whipped. The second thing that happened was the thorns were put on his head. The third thing that happened was that his two hands were nailed to the cross. The other thing that happened was his feet were nailed to the cross. So we see two hands, two feet, his back, his head—and there was one other thing. His side was pierced. Seven places that blood ran from Jesus allowed him to say it was finished, completed, and perfect. Seven places: his head, his back, his two hands, his two feet and his side. When Jesus was on the cross, the seven places that his blood ran—that he was able to say it is finished, it is complete and it is perfect. ISAIAH 11:1-2 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, [that’s one] the Spirit of wisdom [that’s two] and understanding, [understanding is three] the Spirit of counsel [counsel is four] and might, [might is five] the Spirit of knowledge [knowledge is six] and of the fear of the LORD [and reverence or fear is seven]. So we see that he was going to come in the complete fullness of the Spirit of God. One that was going to come from the stem of Jesse, complete and perfect. Now God also tells us how we can be complete and perfect. We are working toward perfection, aren’t we. We know we still have flaws. But we are working towards perfection in everything we are going through. The Lord says to count it all joy as you go through trials and tribulations. Why? Because God is bringing us into more and more perfection—in His perfection toward His image and likeness. Jesus was the image and likeness of the invisible God, because he was God. So he was perfect. REVELATION 1:18-20 Jesus is speaking and he says, I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. So we know Jesus holds the keys to hell and death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches. These angels are representations of messengers. Messengers of God. You can acknowledge them as pastors, leaders or angels themselves that brought the message to the church. Jesus speaks—there are seven letters in this church. In other words, there are seven messages in this church to work you and I toward perfection. He gives us warnings in these seven letters. He gives us encouragement in these seven letters. And he gives us correction and direction in these seven letters. One of them, the first church he talks about is the loveless church. In other words, they lost their first love. So he brought correction to them. He is telling us because we are the church. So these letters were to bring completion and perfection in your life and in my life. That’s why we can read all the letters. I’m not going to go into that teaching tonight. I’m just going give you an understanding of the symbolic meaning of seven. He talks about the first

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church being the loveless church because they lost their first love of the Lord. When you lose your first love of the Lord, you are stumbling. When he is not first in your life, something else is between you and God. There is no way you are going to walk in perfection—or in the fullness of God. The next church is the persecuted church. And we will be persecuted. So he is telling us it is alright to be persecuted. The next church is the compromising church and there is a warning for compromising. Compromising means you are not willing to be persecuted. Then there is the corrupt church. They were the ones who were dealing and dabbling in the affairs of the world. This was the corrupt church. So he warns us—don’t touch anything unclean. Then there is the dead church, and he meant spiritually dead. We must be on fire for God. Alive in the Spirit. Worshipers. That’s what brings life. The Spirit brings life. The bible says the letter kills and the Spirit brings life. I have been in churches long enough in my life that have been deader than a doornail! In fact, Jesus was outside of that church I think in some of them. I heard this one testimony where this dude was sitting on the front sidewalk or the curb of a church and he was bummed out. And a man came up to him and asked, What’s the matter? And the one sitting on the sidewalk dejected said, I’ve got long hair and the church just won’t receive me. They are preaching the word and whatever, but they just won’t receive me. The other man said, That’s okay, they won’t receive me either. Come to find out, that person was Jesus. Hello. Dead church. The next church is the faithful church. A faithful church. And we need to be faithful no matter what. We need to earn God’s trust in our life. We earn God’s trust. If we are faithful with the things he has given us the bible says if you are faithful with a little, you get more. So these are all things that are bringing us into walking more and more in God’s perfection in his image and likeness. The last church he warns is the lukewarm church. He says if you are lukewarm he will spew you out of his mouth. He is saying you must be on fire for God. Your first desire must be to please him in all things. No matter what. So we see here he gives us seven things in seven letters to churches, which if you and I were to go over and search our own heart we would find out where we are at—just by those seven letters. So we need to build ourselves not only in the word of God but in a relationship with the Spirit of God. So that we can get counsel, correction and direction from the Spirit of God, because he is our comforter and he is our teacher. He will bring all things to pass in our life and he will reveal all things in our life whether good or evil. So he is always trying to perfect me and you. We are in a constant walk of working towards perfection and he gives us guidelines to walk in. MATTHEW 7:24-27 Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock—This is Jesus speaking to you and me—to those who hear his word. The house represents us. The temple. He is not talking about a physical structure of a building. He is talking about a spiritual structure and that’s your house and my house. –and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. This house was beat with wind and rain but he was actually paralleling the spiritual and natural—he was talking about attacks from the powers of darkness that come against us. The word flood means an attack from the powers of darkness. And that person stood. Many times we have been pushed off that rock because we weren’t strong in the Lord. So we need to build our house according to the ways of God not according to the ways of man or doctrines of men. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. We see that you can build your house on the rock or on the sand. Verse 27, and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds

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blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall. Let me tell you something. Many of us who have backslidden—great was the fall. Because we began to build on the rock, but got pushed off onto the sand. Then we started building it instead of allowing the Lord to build it. So we see that there are wise and foolish. And you and I can be wise or foolish. We have that choice. We have a choice of where we build. We have a choice of whether we are going to build with the tools and equipment and blueprints and knowledge and understanding of God or on our own. We know that any time we have tried on our own, we fall. Every time you step in quicksand, you sink. PROVERBS 24:3, 4 Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established. We see that through wisdom a house is built. Wisdom is to know what to do with the knowledge. Wisdom tells you what to do with the knowledge. Many people have knowledge but they don’t know what to do with it. Wisdom is a relationship of fellowship—fellowshipping with wisdom. In fact, the bible tells us to cry out for wisdom. By knowledge the rooms are filled—We see that there are rooms in this house. By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. The presence of Jesus in those rooms—that is what the precious and pleasant riches are. Wisdom builds the house and precious riches fill the rooms. JOHN 14:1-3 Jesus is speaking and he says, Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions—The word mansion means dwelling. Or we could say rooms. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. Jesus wants to be united with me and you in oneness. Doesn’t the word say if you abide in me, I abide in you? Didn’t Jesus say if you obey my commands that my father and I would come and dwell with you and sup with you? So look at your temple as now the house of God. The word says if you abide in me, I abide in you. Doesn’t the bible say that the kingdom of God is neither here nor there but where? Within. You are now the house of God, until Jesus comes and takes us from this planet. You are the Father’s house. And in you are rooms. We want every one of these rooms filled with the Holy Spirit. Every one! HEBREWS 3:4-6 For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God. And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. So we are the house of Christ. That’s what the word says. Sometimes we look in the mirror and think we certainly don’t look like the house of Christ—sometimes we don’t feel like we are the house of Christ. And sometimes we just don’t think we are the house of Christ. But we ARE the house of Christ. 2 JOHN 7-10 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Understand that an antichrist is a representation of a demonic spirit. Every demon is an antichrist. Why? Because they are against Christ. Christ represents the anointing of God. A believer can have an antichrist. Especially those who come

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against the Spirit of God or the move of God. They have a spirit of antichrist because Christ means the Anointed One and his anointing. Let’s go on—Look to yourselves, that we do not lose those things we worked for, but that we may receive a full reward. Why? Because the spirit of antichrist is going to try and come and sway you. When we break covenant with God, we lose everything that we have worked for. The bible says that when a righteous man turns from his righteousness that all of his righteousness is blotted out and forgotten—not remembered. But thank God he gives us an opportunity to start over again! Verse 9, Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, does not have God. Wow! That means that anyone who transgresses—anyone who has been going to church, anyone who has been walking with the Lord for a period of time, anyone that chooses not to abide in the doctrine of God and the doctrine of Christ and walks away from Christ, is not his anymore. Does everyone understand that? The bible says that we can walk away from the Lord—at any time. But that doesn’t mean that person can’t be reconciled. God is the God of now. What you do right now is what’s important, isn’t it. See everything that you did yesterday and that you are wanting to do tomorrow, has no effect or bearing on what you are doing right now. He is the God of now! If you died right now, where you go would depend on where you were with God at the time. If you broke covenant with God at the time you died, you won’t go home. If you are right with God at the time you die, you will. It depends on who you are serving when you die. Who you serve when you die is where you go. So he warns us and says, Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ, does not have God. Many people have come up and said they were believers. But yet they don’t believe the word. Well, then they are not a believer. He who abides in the doctrine of Christ has both the Father and the Son. Who brings the Father and the son? The Holy Spirit. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine, do not receive him into your house—What’s he talking about? You! Don’t receive him into you! Don’t listen to it! Don’t let it get in you! If that person is not carrying the doctrine of Christ—it says, do not receive him into your house, nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds. So you must understand that we must protect this house. 1 TIMOTHY 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says—If the Spirit is expressly saying something, he is lighting this whole thing up in neon lights. He’s tugging you. He’s saying, Yo! Hey! What’s up??!! Come on! Listen to me!! Open your eyes!! It’s like Jesus when he says, Assuredly I say to you …. We see here that, the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith—So he is warning us. He says some are going to depart from the faith. Why? Giving heed to deceiving spirits—What’s a deceiving spirit? A demon!! An antichrist. It says, giving heed—in other words, LISTENING to them. Giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons—known as the doctrine of antichrist. This parallels with 2 John and what we just read. Don’t let anyone come to you—if they are not abiding in the doctrine of Christ they are abiding in the doctrine of the antichrist. What is in that individual is a deceiving, seducing spirit trying to sway you from the truth of the doctrine of Christ and bring to you a false doctrine. These are known as doctrines of demons. Now remember doctrines of men come from doctrines of demons. They are the same. Rules and regulations that man gives are from a demon. It’s from an antichrist because what it is trying to do is bring you under the law of rules and regulations instead of fellowship with Christ.

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So we must have the discernment as to what we are listening to—who we are listening to. Many people are going to knock on your front door and have a bible in their hand. Paul warned us saying many would come and preach the same gospel but it would be a different Jesus. He warned us. He said many will come and preach the same gospel but they will interpret it in a different way and they won’t be preaching the same Jesus. Because the Jesus we know is the baptizer of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah. And He is the way, truth and life. DEUTERONOMY 8:14 When your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage—Egypt is a representation of the world, worldliness. Who is the ruler of this world? Satan. So when you are worldly and you are under the authority of the world, you are under the authority of satan. And you are in bondage. We were in bondage. In fact, our house was known as the house of bondage. Thank God for Jesus!! Who the Son sets free is free indeed! No longer the house of bondage—but the house of freedom. The house of the Lord. 2 TIMOTHY 2:19-26 Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Whoa! So if you are saying you’re a believer, you had better depart from iniquity. Because if you say you are a believer and are not departing from iniquity, you are not his. In verse 20, But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. We want to be a vessel of honor. Therefore if anyone [anyone -- that means me or you] cleanses himself [that means it is our responsibility] from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work. Now he tells us what to do. Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. Strife is demonic. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. We must be able to teach. Now we need to be cleansing ourselves so we can be vessel of honor —ready for the Master’s use. EPHESIANS 6:12 You will hear this over and over again in this ministry. It’s the one thing people seem to forget —especially believers. Let’s read this famous verse together, For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. In other words, you and I are fighting demonic forces. We are fighting demons. We are not fighting one another. Now we were just talking about cleansing ourselves from all filthiness. We were just talking about making sure that no other doctrine came into our spirit or into our house—that was not of the doctrine of Christ. We just talked about fighting demonic powers. Even Jesus fought demonic powers. Let’s go to Mark 16.

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MARK 16:5-11 I want to share with you Jesus cast out a lot of demons himself—in verse 5, And entering the tomb—This was after Jesus rose from the dead and we know that others came down to the tomb and entered the tomb. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you. So they went out quickly and fled from the tomb, for they trembled and were amazed. And they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons. She went and told those who had been with Him, as they mourned and wept. And when they heard that He was alive and had been seen by her, they did not believe. Now, isn’t it amazing that he had cast seven demons out of her? What does seven mean again? Complete. Isn’t it amazing that she was the first one he appeared to? You know how some people say they don’t believe in women preachers? Well the first one to preach the resurrection of Jesus was Mary Magdalene. She went in and told the disciples but they didn’t believe her. So don’t let anyone come to you and try to throw some religious garbage on you saying there aren’t supposed to be women preaching. Because that’s just ridiculous! It’s not biblical. The biblical standpoint of this is that there are women preachers. We understand here that the number seven means complete and perfect. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and there is a reason for this as well as why he cast out seven demons. The bible says in this house there are rooms. There are seven rooms in this house. Well she was complete—and he revealed himself to her first. She had to be clean. So let’s look at our house as the temple and let’s look at it as having seven rooms. Did you ever notice that someone could be praying in the Spirit and still do wicked things. Well maybe the Holy Ghost is only in one of the rooms and he desires to be in all the rooms. Did you ever notice that someone could be doing really good in some areas, praying in the Spirit, going to church—but they have an anger problem. And everything just sets them off instantly. That means that one of those rooms is not filled with the Holy Ghost. That room has another person in there. It is so foolish that people think that just because you have Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior that you cannot have a demon. That’s ridiculous. Why do you think that people backslide and go back out and use or go fornicate? Those demons had gained access to them. The next thing they know they are seeing shadows and hearing those voices and doing those things they should not have. Does it mean God has left us? No. He’s still trying to draw us to himself. He is trying to get us in position for repentance and reconciliation. In the book of Ephesians is says to be not drunk on wine but be filled with the Holy Spirit. So it is our responsibility to stay filled with the Holy Spirit. It is our responsibility to stay cleansed. It is our responsibility not to go back to those youthful lusts. It is OUR responsibility. Jesus has given us all the tools. He has already given us everything. He is the way, truth and life. That means he is the door to all freedom. MATTHEW 12:43-45; 25-29 When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house [Wait a minute—whose house? Remember I shared before that those demons still look at you as their house! And they will return again and again. They want their house back. Why? Because they were sitting in an easy city. They would just sit in there and when they wanted to get fed, would get fed. When they wanted to

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rest, they would rest. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. In other words, he has been cleaned. He has been put in order. But it’s not filled. Hello. It’s not filled. It has been cleaned and put in order but it hasn’t maintained filling of the Holy Spirit. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation. How many spirits? Seven. Do you think there might be seven rooms in this house? So it is important for us to maintain the infilling of the Spirit of God in all these rooms. God begins to deal with us as individuals in certain areas of our lives. The bible says you will know them by their fruits. You can tell by your fruits what you are dealing with. If you are still lusting, still angry, still have desires for certain things—this means that room has not been filled and cleaned up yet. Remember that the Lord said many would fall from—taking heed or listening to deceiving spirits. That’s how they enter too, just by agreeing with them. Remember a corruptible seed gets planted. Then it gets watered. By listening—the devil plants a corruptible seed in one of those rooms. Then it grows. And unless you curse that corruptible seed, or you get rid of it, that thing will grow and will allow a spirit back in there and you have trouble. The Lord says it is an abomination to build on the things he has delivered you from. It’s an abomination to Christ. For example—and this is the best example I can give: cigarettes. People get free from cigarettes. Now they know the Lord, they go back out and they are working again. Then all of a sudden they pick up a cigarette. What happens then is that they begin to rely on that cigarette as fulfillment. That means they are building on the things that God has delivered them from. That’s an abomination to the Lord. That means when they lit that cigarette and put it to their lips they breathed in—What does breath mean? Spirit. As they breathed in that first cigarette, a demon just entered one of those rooms. Everyone that I know that has been bound by drugs and alcohol in any way, when they pick up that first cigarette, it’s just a matter of a short period of time until they are back out using again. Anyone that has come to Christ. Now we know that there are many people involved in 12 step programs that are huffing away and drinking coffee. But they still have demons in them. They are not free yet. Those spirits are just being starved. They are not delivered yet. Those demons just cause them to do something else. They are still fornicating. They are still doing this and whatever. So they are going to hell not using. And they think they have been clean! It’s not about how long you have been clean anymore. It’s not about days. It’s about relationship. It’s about really knowing the King of Glory. So we see here that Jesus cast out seven demons from Mary Magdalene and he revealed himself to her first. We read here now that seven spirits return. We know that the number seven is a representation of complete, perfect or finished. We know spirits can enter through things of enticement by taking heed—they plant that corruptible seed. When we say yes, they’re in! Let’s go a little further. Lets’ go to verse 25, But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. Do you understand that? If you’ve got demons in that house, it’s not going to stand. It’s just a matter of time before it will fall. I was involved in another ministry at one time and I was pasturing there. The director and myself—because of their programming and so forth—I didn’t like it. As far as I was concerned it was 12 stepping it. It was supposed to be and said it was Christ centered. This ministry here is not Christ centered, it is Christ headed.

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Anyway there was a discrepancy. I didn’t want to hear the word programming. I didn’t want to hear the word 12 stepping. So when guys would come into this place, I would have them read deliverance prayers, anoint their head, take them in the back room and cast out devils. The problem was when they would come out of the back room, they would pick them back up after a period of time. This was because they weren’t being filled with the word of God. They were memorizing and studying the 12 steps. After a year there, I realized there was a discrepancy and what kept coming to me was that this house was going to fall. This ministry is going to fall. And I said, Lord either remove me—because at least it’s a ministry helping and there is not enough of them out there and hopefully you will rescue the people out of it—or change this director’s heart and let this be a full-fledged Christ headed ministry and get the 12 steps out of here. And stop the smoking on the campus and clean it up. Well the next day, or that week, I got a letter saying he wanted to meet me. That week he asked me to leave. And I thanked the Lord. They were probably thinking, This guy is a quack! Because they used to come to me and say, Man you think there is a demon around every corner. I wanted to tell them sometimes, There is and there is one talking to me right now! But I never did say that. You know that when there is demonic oppression present, there is deception. Our light would be seen. You would be able to tell. Most people who have demons don’t know it. They don’t know it. But after a period of time after you have tasted the goodness of the Lord and you’ve got a demon, you know it. Someone is usually telling you. Having a demon doesn’t mean you are foaming at the mouth and acting goofy. It doesn’t mean that you are totally possessed. It means there is a demon in one of those rooms. It means there is a demon in one of those rooms that needs to get cleaned out. Let’s go on. Verse 26, If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebub, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. Listen to this now, Or how can one enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? And then he will plunder his house. That’s talking about demons in a house. Jesus is explaining this. He’s not talking about the physical—He’s talking about the spiritual. And he calls this demon a strongman. I want to explain what a strongman is. A strongman is a high-ranking demon. In the demonic world, we have principalities, powers of darkness and so forth. It’s a war. It’s a military. There are principalities that are over countries, over nations and over cities. Those are not demons those are angels that are servants of satan. They are known as principalities. Principalities are not demons. Demons are here on the earth. Demons are disembodied spirits that desire a body. When satan was removed from the throne room of God he took one-third of the angels with him. Those angels are not demons. They are still angels. Angels do not possess bodies, or man I should say. Angels put on flesh—and that’s a whole other teaching. Demons possess bodies because they are disembodied spirits that want a body. There are ranking officers in the demonic military and they fight one another. In fact, they use you to fight one another. Let’s get deep in this. They want to be high-ranking, they are disorderly and they are out for selfish gain. This strongman has demons under his authority. So when you enter a house—in other words, when you are praying for someone, you bind the strongmen in that house. Sometimes the Lord will tell you to be specific in what they are. Sometimes he will tell you to just do it. But you will know the strongmen by the fruit. By the fruit, you will be able to identify the tree. You will know what kind of tree it is. If there are oranges, you know it’s an orange tree, etc. If there is addiction present, we know that it’s a strongman. That strongman can lead to many things. There could be an addiction to perversion. There could be an addition

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to drugs or alcohol. It could be many things. Understand this though, your main concern is to bind the strongman or you cannot enter the house. Because the strongman is the one that’s giving the orders to the demons that are under him. If you bind the strongman he can’t give orders to the other demons. And then you can command them to go and the strongman will have to go with them. Let me share this with you. In your job place—if in the morning you do not attack the devil before he attacks you, he will get you later. That’s why it’s important for you to bind the strongmen that would come against you in your prayers every single day. You can bind strongmen while you are praying for people. There is no distance in the Spirit. Binding the strongman does not mean he is bound forever. It’s a temporary bind so that you can access and do your work and then leave. Because if we were to just go around and bind every evil spirit, it doesn’t work. So even before you go to your job place—before I go minister I bind every strongman that would try and come against me or that house. Why? So I can enter and plunder the goods of the evil one. So that I can enter and as the Holy Spirit ministers through this vessel he can plant the righteous seed. In the hope that seed won’t be stolen. You must bind strongmen every day. Just because you bind it one day doesn’t mean it is bound the next. So there could be a strongman in one of those rooms. There is a strongman of jealousy. Under him could be lust or perversion, murder, rage. All of those things lead to one another. So unless you first bind that strongman, the rest of those will still be there. It’s important that you take authority and bind that strongman. Especially before you go to work, when you enter any place—it must be a part of your life. No matter where my wife and I go—even when we go to a restaurant, we bind the strongman. Before I come and do a teaching, like I said, I bind the strongmen. Before services we pray and we bind the strongmen and we command them to go. MATTHEW 16:13-19 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? So they said, Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets. He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Jesus answered and said to him, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock—And he means that the rock was the revelation that Jesus is the Christ. Peter is not the rock. The rock is the revelation that he had that Jesus was the Anointed One and his anointing. He was the power of God who was known as the Christ. Jesus is the name of the Christ. So he said, Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah—in verse 18 he says, And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock [or on this revelation] I will build My church—Now who builds the church? The Holy Spirit. Jesus is the head of the church. The Holy Spirit builds it. Now what does he tell him. Now that you got this revelation that I am the Anointed One with the anointing and I am going to build my church by the anointing, I am going to give you something. I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. He said whatever you bind or loose on earth—in other words, whatever you do on the natural side—what you speak—will happen on the spiritual side. It’s so important that we take our authority because on this revelation—People don’t bind and loose. They don’t use those keys. Do you know why? Because they don’t have that revelation of the

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Anointed One and his anointing. Through the Spirit of God you will get that revelation! These are keys he has given me and you! A key locks and a key unlocks. Now we have talked about other keys before, about the keys of symbols and so forth, revealing wisdom and knowledge and mysteries of God. But this key is a key of warfare. Why? So we can expand the Kingdom of God. By rescuing people, the Kingdom of God is being expanded. By people getting set free from demonic activity and so forth—set free from the bondages of debt. Some people have had the spirit of debt brought down from ancestral curses that they can’t get rid of. And they are brought up and learn that they can live with debt. There are so many poor people out there because they have learned that they can live with debt. Or live in poverty. But God didn’t bring poverty. He brought life more abundantly. Not only is prosperity for you and I, but health and wisdom and understanding and bringing the truth of these things of the mysteries of God and promises of God to those who are bound, poor, outcast, lost, blinded. So you and I must use these keys of binding and loosing. It is important that you use them. These are keys that Jesus paid the price for—that when he sent the Holy Spirit, these are one of the keys that he has given you. So whatever you bind on the earth, which means in the natural—whatever you speak, is bound in the spiritual. And you will know these spirits by their fruit. So you bind the strongman in an individual—you bind the spirit and loose the person. There can be more than one strongman in you at one time. If your rooms are not filled with the Spirit of God, there could be two strongmen in two rooms. The bible tells us that seven spirits or seven rooms—so you can look at a strongman in each room. But there could be more than one demon in that room. That’s why there are some people who can worship the Lord, go to bible study and on the outside they look like they are doing okay but inside they are tormented. Tormented. In fact, they are doing things behind closed doors that are not right. Because a strongman or demon is there and that room has not been cleaned yet. That’s why you see people who go to church, right—and the next thing you know their wife is calling saying, My husband just came home from church and beat me up. Something is not right! Or he just left church and went and used. Well that spirit isn’t gone then, is he. And he’s not filled, is he. That’s why it is so important—if you pour water in a glass and it’s not full, that means something else can get in. In fact, you know what’s there? Air. So you need to keep it filled with the right air. The Holy Ghost. JOHN 11:38-44 I want to share with you what’s going on. Lazarus, a friend of Jesus, died. And his sisters Martha and Mary came running to Jesus saying please help him. Jesus took four days to get there and he is already in the tomb. Then Jesus, again groaning in Himself, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus said, Take away the stone. Who took away that stone? They did. You’ve got to move away that stone! Martha, the sister of him who was dead, said to Him, Lord, by this time there is a stench—In other words, Lord he’s been laying in there for four days, it stinks. You really don’t want to move that stone, do you? We are all going to smell this out here. She has lost sight of the fact that her brother is dead and Jesus is about to raise him. Because prior to this he said to her, I am the resurrection. In verse 40, Jesus said to her, Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me. Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth! And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with graveclothes, and his face was wrapped

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with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Loose him, and let him go. There are many people who are bound. They are bound with graveclothes. Did you notice where they were bound? Hands, feet and head. In their mind, they are bound. No freedom to walk in the ways of God. No freedom to do the things of God. No freedom of the mind of Christ. They are bound! What are they bound by? Gravesclothes. Who is the author of death? satan. But who did he tell to loose Lazarus? Jesus didn’t loose him. He said, You loose them. You loose the individual. You bind the spirit and you loose the individual. Those are keys that God has given me and you. You can loose yourself—and bind the strongman. Everyday on those daily confessions. Lord I loose myself from all demonic activity. When I get up every morning the first thing I am doing is binding powers of darkness, wickedness in heavenly places, every spirit under the authority of satan, every strongman. I’m binding every spirit that would come against my prayers. Then I begin to loose myself from self-imposed curses and so forth and that’s another teaching. I loose myself from every stronghold. I loose myself from every tormenting spirit. You have the authority to loose yourself and you have the authority to loose other people. So we see that Jesus rose him from the dead and said you loose him from these gravesclothes. MATTHEW 21:12-14 Now we are known as the temple of the Holy Spirit. A house. Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves—That was worldliness. Jesus removed the worldliness from the temple. You and I must remove the worldliness from this temple. And He said to them, It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves. We don’t want our house to be a den of thieves. We want it to be a temple or a house of prayer. Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. Remember I shared with you, you can’t give something you haven’t got. It’s very important that you be careful and don’t let anyone lay hands on you. I do not, even in the church, call people up front to lay hands on somebody. I won’t do that. Because who knows where people have been. God has designated elders in the church to lay hands on people. The bible does say that we can go out and lay hands on people, right. First of all when you are under authority in a meeting, fellowship—you must stay under that authority. The bible says let the elders of the church anoint the head of the sick and they will recover, right. Why? Because the elders have earned the trust of God to stay clean. To stay clean!! You don’t know where that person has been. When I was pastor of that place, that I was asked to leave, these guys were all smoking cigarettes and would be laying hands on one another. And the next thing I know, everyone is huffing away. They are passing those spirits onto one another. There are three types of believers. There are the obedient bearing good fruit. There are the disobedient. And then there are the granolas—called nutty and fruity!—they have gone beyond what God has called them to do in the Spirit. They have gone beyond their anointing but that’s a whole other teaching called Mixed Anointing. When you go beyond the anointing of what God has called you to do, you open the door to familiar spirits—and now they have fellowship with familiar spirits thinking it’s the Holy Ghost. And what they say is, God told me this… God told me this… God didn’t tell them anything. I PETER 2:1-5 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted

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that the Lord is gracious. Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious—You will be rejected by men, but your Daddy’s always there willing to receive you, train you, empower you, deliver you, fill you and work through you to rescue someone else. In verse 5, you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. Remember, you are a priest. You are being built a spiritual house and a holy priesthood. Keep your house clean!! Keep your house clean. I don’t care what other people have said. I have ministered and counseled with many believers that have had demons in them. I have cast out many demons that were in believers. It is unfortunate that so many believers out there don’t even know they have demons in them and they are being tormented. Remember we need to clean out all the rooms in our house. Our entire house. We want to remove anything that would hinder us in any way so that we can be filled with the Holy Spirit in every room of our house. In true reality if there is a spirit there whether it is oppression, depression or possession—who cares! Let’s get rid of it. The bible says we are not fighting flesh and blood, so we must take our authority! So keep your house clean, stay filled with the Holy Spirit, stay in unity with the Spirit, look unto Jesus as your hope and deliverer and the author and developer of your faith, and stir yourself up and don’t let go of Him! And HE IS FAITHFUL!! ****

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