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PAUL'S REVELATION — by Kenneth Hagin

Churches of Galatia, (Galations l ; l l - 2 : 2 ) We will deal limitedly with the first two in
this lesson.
. . . I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached
of me is not after man. F o r I neither received it of man, Examining some phrases from our Scripture
neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ. text we find that first Paul said, "But I certify
For ye have heard of my conversation in time past In the Jews* you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached
religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, of me is not after man. For I neither received it
and wasted it: And profited in the Jew's religion above many my
equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the
of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revela­
traditions of my fathers. ~ — tion of Jesus -Christ.-—pJo man taught it to him.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's He heard no one preach it.)
womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that Then in verse seventeen Paul says, "Neither
I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred
went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apos­
not with flesh and blood:
Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles
tles before me; but I went into Arabia, and
before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto returned again unto Damascus. Then after three
Damascus. years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and
Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, abode with him fifteen days. But other of the
and abode with him fifteen days. But other of the apostles saw I
apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's
none, save James the Lord's brother.
Now the things which I write unto you, behold, before God, I brother."
lie not. Some have thought that Paul was in Arabia
Afterwards I came into the regions of Syria and Cilicia; three years. However, the Bible does not say
And was unknown by face unto the churches of Judaea which were how long he was in Arabia. It does say that
in Christ: But they had heard only, that he which persecuted us in
times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed. And
three years after returning to Damascus from
they glorified God in me. Arabia he went up to Jerusalem. No one knows
Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with how long he was in Arabia, but it was while he
Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by r e v e l a ­ was there that he learned what he knew by revela­
tion, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach tion—the Holy Ghost taught him.
among the. Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputa­
tion, lest by any means I should run, or had run in vain.
We see that three years after he returned to
Damascus he went up to Jerusalem to see Peter
In God's revelation of Jesus Christ given to and stayed with him fifteen days where he hap­
the Apostle Paul, we see the supernatural e l e ­ pened to see James, the Lord's brother.
ment of ChristiamMy The second chapter of Galations begins with
Paul's revelation begins with Jesus' being Paul's saying, "Then fourteen years after I went
made sin on through the forty day period from up again to Jerusalem... And I went up by revela­
His crucifixion to His seating at the right hand tion...."
of Majesty on High. It deals with what Jesus did So then we know that in seventeen years, except
and what was done to Him during the three days for the fifteen days he was with Peter, he had no
and nights before He arose from the dead—how other contact with the apostles. He did not know
He carried His blood into the heavenly Holy of what they were preaching or what they were
Holies—and how He eventually sat down at the teaching.
right hand of the Father. Fourteen years after he was with Peter, he
The revelation deals with three major facts. states that when he finally did go up to Jerusalem
1) What God did for us in Christ in His great it was by revelation. That means it was revealed
substitution, or great plan of redemption. to him by the Spirit of God that He should go. It
2) What the Holy Spirit, through the Word, can would be wonderful if we would do some things
do in us in the new creation and in being filled by revelation. The Holy Ghost is the same today,
with the Holy Ghost. and if we will learn to listen to Him, He will
3) What Jesus is doing for us now at the right reveal things to us.
hand of the Father. Paul went up to Jerusalem by revelation and
told them the Gospel that he preached among the Darkness refers to Satan's kingdom and we
Gentiles. Those of reputation in Jerusalem did are told that He has delivered us from the
not know what he was preaching and he did not power (or authority) of darkness. That simply
know what they were preaching. Paul had not means that He has delivered us out of Satan's
followed Jesus in the flesh as the rest of them authority.
had. He followed Him by the Spirit entirely. All This scripture also says that He "translated"
he knew was what he had learned from the Spirit. us into the kingdom of His dear Son. To
In all of Paul's writings to the Church, you "translate" means to take out of one and put into
will find these three main principles of this another. We were taken out of Satan's kingdom
revelation of Jesus Christ. He may give some and put into God's kingdom. We were taken out
local advice concerning local situations, greet of Satan's family and put into God's family. This
certain people, etc., but primarily in all of his is the new birth!
letters he deals with these three major facts: This is what happened when Jesus died and
What God did for us in Christ in His great rose from the dead. It became a reality in our
plan of redemption or substitution... individual lives when we were born again and
What the Holy Spirit, through the Word, can made new creatures in Christ.
do in us in the new birth, and in being filled with We have our redemption! We are not waiting
the Holy Ghost... for it. Thank God we have it NOW. We are
What Jesus is doing for us now at the right delivered NOW from the authority of darkness.
hand of the Father. Every believer has been delivered out of
Satan's authority and has been translated into
Let us notice first of all what He did for us. It the family of God. One person, or one believer,
is deeply important that we fully grasp these is not more delivered than another. One person
basic facts. does not have more freedom than another. Some
What Jesus did, He did not do for Himself, but just know what belongs to them and they know how
for us. He died as our substitute—in your place to take advantage of it more than others do. But,
and in my place. All that He did is marked to our thank God, it belongs to everyone. If we will just
credit and belongs to us. God set it down to our listen to the Word of God, then we can enjoy the
account. reality of that which is ours.
It was imperative that Satan's authority over Every believer is delivered from the author­
man be broken, and Jesus did not arise from the ity of Satan and translated into the kingdom of His
dead until He had broken Satan's dominion—He dear Son. Every believer has his redemption in
had conquered the adversary. Christ. He is redeemed, and Satan has no more
dominion over him.
12 Giving thanks unto the Father...
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: under the law, but under grace. -Romans 6:14
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins. -Colossians 1:12-14 Another translation reads, "For sin shall not lord
it over y o u . . . " If anything has dominion over
This is speaking of God and what He did for us you, it is lording it over you. Sin and Satan are
through Christ. Notice that this scripture does synonymous terms. Sin shall not have dominion
not promise us that if we will be good and if we over you. Satan shall not have dominion over you.
will do better—God will deliver us. Oh, no! God Satan shall not lord it over you. Why not?
has not promised to deliver us. But I will tell Because, thank God, we have a new Lord, the Lord
you what He has done—in Christ Jesus, He has Jesus Christ. He is our Lord—not Satan.
already wrought deliverance for everybody. He Satan shall not lord it over you. Satan has no
has delivered us out of Satan's authority. This more dominion over the believer than Pharaoh
text says, "Who hath delivered us from the power had over the Children of Israel after they had
of darkness...." crossed the Red Sea. When Pharaoh's hosts
The Greek word here translated "power" assailed to cross the Red Sea after the Children
means "authority". of Israel to recapture them, the water came
In that word "darkness" is everything that together upon them and they were drowned in
Satan is. Satan and his kingdom is called "dark­ the depths of the sea. Israel was forever free
ness" . God and His kingdom is called "light". from Pharaoh. He had no more dominion over
The Bible says that we are not children of them. Satan has no authority over us. We
darkness, but we are the children of light. are delivered!
(See Eph. 5:8; I Thess. 5:5; II Cor. 6:14.) Since Satan has no dominion over you, he
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cannot put disease and sickness upon you with­ Christ!" he will take off just as that little pup did.
out your consent. Sickness and disease is of
Satan and his kingdom. It does not come from Remember this, each one of us, individually, is a
Heaven. There is no sickness and disease in member of the Body of Christ. We are His Body.
Heaven. It is not the will of God for Christians. Each one of us has the same new birth. Each one
The Lord Jesus Christ Himself told us in what we of us, individually, is a new creation. And then,
call the Lord's prayer to pray, "Thy will be done all of us together, also make up a new creation—
on earth as it is in heaven." And we know there the Body of Christ. He is the Head—we are
is no sickness and disease in Heaven. the Body.
Satan cannot put disease upon you without Now the Body of Christ is in this earth. Satan
your consent. Even though it may be a consent of is the god of this world (II Cor. 4:4). But he
ignorance, it is still consent. You may not know does not have authority over the Body of Christ.
how to keep him from doing it, or you may not Jesus said that the gates of hell shall not prevail
know how to take advantage of what belongs to against the Church (Matt. 16:18). But remember,
you—but you have still consented in your igno­ the Church is not a building. The Church is not an
rance; elsewise he could not do it. Satan is organization. The Church is you and me. The
conquered—as far as you are concerned— gates of hell shall not prevail against you and me.
because Jesus defeated Satan! He did it for Satan has no dominion over the Church. If
you. His victory is your victory! Satan had any dominion at all, even over the toe­
nail of the little toe, then he would have dominion
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he over a part of the Body of Christ. I want to tell
will flee from you. -James 4:7
you that Satan has no authority, no dominion,
There is no need for you to have trouble with the whatsoever over any part, even the least member
devil. He is a defeated foe. The Bible says to of the Body of Christ. Even the least member of
resist the devil and he will flee from you. It the Body of Christ has authority over Satan.
doesn't say he might do it—it says he will do it.
15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus,
He will flee from you. and love unto all the saints,
Some folks' trouble is that they have been 16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in
buddying up with him—they have been pals with my prayers;
him. Dr. A . B. Simpson, founder of Christian 17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the
Missionary Alliance, said, "There are many fine
knowledge of him:
Christian saints who are actually carrying a 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may
demon around with them in their body in the form know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the
of sickness and disease, and petting him." They glory of his inheritance in the saints,
have been petting him when they should have 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward
who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
cast him out.
20 Which he wrought inChrist, whenhe raisedhim from the dead,
You remember that Smith Wigglesworth and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
related how he was standing on a street corner 21 F a r above all principality, and power, and might, and domin­
in England waiting for a bus. A lady came out ion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but
of an apartment building close by to catch the also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
same bus. A little dog followed her. She said to head over all things to the church,
the little dog, "Now, dear, you can't go. You are 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
going to have to go back." The little dog rubbed -Ephesisuu. 1:15-23
up against her ankles and wagged his tail. She
said, "Now, honey, you can't go. You have to go Notice that Paul wanted the eyes of their under­
back." He just rubbed all the more, wagging his standing to be enlightened. One of the things,
tail. Then the bus drove up and that woman among others, that he wanted them to see was
stomped her foot and shouted, "Get!" That little that He had put all things under Christ's feet, and
dog stuck his tail between his legs and took off. gave Him to be the Head over all things to the
Wigglesworth said he hollered out loud, "That's Church, which is His Body.
the way you have to do the devil!" Everything is under His feet. This does not
Thank God for his boldness. That is exactly refer to the feet of the Lord Jesus when He was
what you have to do. The devil will take all of here on the earth. Because He said, "Which He
that "honey" business you want to give him. He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the
will buddy up with you and rub up against you as dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the
long as you let him. But if you will just put your Heavenly places." Getyour mind off the physical
foot down and say, "Get! ...In the name of Jesus body of Jesus entirely. This has nothing at all
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to do with His literal feet. He gave Him to be the told them? Folks have gone out and beat the poor
Head, he said, over all things to the Church, old sinner over the head and then wondered why
which is His Body. The only feet Jesus has now he quit coming to church. An old hog would have
are in His Body, the Church, the Body of Christ. enough sense to quit coming if someone took a
We are members of that Body. ball bat and beat his head everytime he came up
Some say, " I guess I'm just the little toe." to eat. You do not find anywhere in the Bible
Well, that is a part of the feet and everything is where God told us to go out and club the sinner.
still beneath you. Folks think you are supposed to do that. They are
He is the Head. His Body is the Church. already under conviction.
The feet are in the Body. All things have been And then, may God have mercy on some
put under His feet—under the Church. preachers and pastors. They have preached to
the saints as if they were sinners. They think
After Jesus arose from the dead, He said, they are supposed to keep them under conviction
"All power (or authority) is given unto me in and keep them praying in the altar. It is good for
heaven and in earth" (Matt. 28:18). folks to pray, but you don't have to beat them
Jesus immediately took the authority given over the head to get them to pray. Much of the
to Him in the earth and delegated it to His Body. time they don't know whether they are saved or
He said to us, "...Go ye into all the world, and not. They go to church, and go home condemned.
preach the gospel (good news) to every creature" They want to hear the truth. I am convinced that
(Mark 16:15). if the full truth were given that should be, they
What is the Good News that He wanted us to would run over themselves getting in.
tell? We have preached a gospel—but not The
Gospel. It may come as a shock to you as it Now let's continue reading verse 20, still from
did to me when I first discovered it. the Amplified New Testament:
Here is what it is:
20 So we are Christ's ambassadors, God making His appeal as It
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: were through us. W e (as Christ's personal representatives) beg
old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. you for His sake to lay hold of the divine favor (now offered you)
18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself and be reconciled to God. -II Corinthians 5:20 (Amplified N . T . )
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of recon­
ciliation; - I I Corinthians 5:17-18
Just come and lay hold of it! Just come and take
What is that—the ministry of reconciliation? it! Don't come and cry half the night. Don't come
and see if you can talk Him into the idea of doing
19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto something for you. He was personally present in
himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; andhath com­
Christ already doing something for you. "Come
mitted unto us the word of reconciliation. -II Corinthians 5:19
and lay hold of this divine favor (now offered you)
Now let us read that 19th verse again from the and be reconciled to God." That is the Gospel!
Amplified New Testament: That is the Good News!
19 It was God (personally present) in Christ, reconciling and Paul says in Romans 1:16, "For I am not
restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the
holding against (men) their trespasses (but cancelling them); and power of God unto salvation to every one that
committing to us the message of reconciliation—of the restoration believeth: to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
to favor. - I I Corinthians 5:19 (Amplified N . T . )
The Hebrew and Greek words for salvation
He has committed this message of reconciliation imply the ideas of deliverance, safety, preserva­
and of restoring to favor to us. He wants us to tion, healing and soundness.
go tell sinners, not that if they will be good and Do you see that when your debts are cancelled,
cry half the night or if they will do pennance you can be healed. Because sickness came as a
half a year, that He might eventually have mercy result of sin, not necessarily your sin, but
on them and do something for them. No! Adam's sin in the beginning. We all fell heir to it.
He wants us to tell them that God Almighty But see now what has happened. Paul said,
has already cancelled out their debt. He is not "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,
holding one thing against them. for it is the p o w e r — "
Someone said, "Well, if He isn't, then they What is the power? The Gospel is the power!
will all go to Heaven." No—they are still chil­ It is the power "...of God unto salvation...."
dren of the devil. They must become children The Gospel is the power unto deliverance, unto
of God in order to enter Heaven. safety, unto preservation, unto healing, unto
He has cancelled out their trespasses. He is soundness. This refers to both spiritual and
not "going-to". Can't you see that we have never physical healing and soundness.
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Now we can understand something in the Jesus said, "These signs shall follow them that
following passage. The Bible says that Barnabas believe..."
and Paul went to Lystra and Derbe, cities of ...Follow the apostles? No. ...Follow the
Lycaonia and the surrounding regions. early Church? No. ... Follow certain people such
as evangelists, or prophets, or pastors, or
7 And there they preached the gospel.
teachers? No. He said they shall follow, "the*m
8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, that believe." These signs will follow those who
being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked: believe, who accept this Gospel.
9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and Jesus mentioned five signs. Each one of these
perceiving that he had faith to be healed.
10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he
things now restored to the Believer, originally
leaped and walked. -Acts 14:7-10 were lost as a result of the curse on man and
on the earth.
First, God made Adam the god of this world.
What did that? .. .Some power Paul had because he God made the world and the fullness thereof, and
was an apostle? No. Paul didn't heal that man. He gave Adam dominion over all the work of His
It says the man had faith to be healed. Where did hands. Adam committed high treason and sold out
he get the faith? Verse seven tells us, "And to Satan—then Satan and evil spirits began to
there they preached the gospel." dominate the earth.
That man heard Paul tell them the Gospel— But now, when you hear and believe the Gospel
the Good News. What was Paul telling? He was something happens. Those believers exercise
telling him that God was personally present in authority over the devil, in Jesus' name.
Christ Jesus, restoring the world (that included
this man) into favor with Himself, not counting "In my name shall they cast out devils."
up or holding against him his sins but cancelling
them out. And that now, because He has cancelled That simply states that every believer has
them out, Satan had no more authority to rule authority over the devil. "Resist the devil and
over him with disease and sickness, but that he he will flee from you." You can put him on the
could be delivered from the penalty and result run. If the devil invades your home, cast him
of wrong doing. out. You have authority over evil spirits.
He heard Paul and he believed it. Paul looked The devil is the one who stops money from
toward him and perceived that he had received the coming in to you. The money you need is down
message and had faith from hearing the Word. So here on this earth. God is not a counterfeiter.
he said, "Stand upright on thy feet." And the man He is not going to counterfeit five or ten dollar
leaped and walked. It is just that simple. bills and rain them down from heaven. That would
be wrong. It is not God who is withholding from
Let's go back now to Mark 16 were Jesus told us, you, it is the devil.
"Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel." The Lord told me several years ago, as I was
We have established what the Gospel is. Jesus complaining about needed money not coming,
went on to say, "...preach the gospel to every "Well, I can't do anything about it. It is up to you.
creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall You command it to come in Jesus' name. You use
be saved: but he that believeth not shall be the authority. You say, 'In Jesus' name, Satan
damned." take your hand off my money. Take your hand off
Just come and lay hold of this favor so freely my money.'
offered. Of course, if a man rejects it, it won't "You can even speak to the angels," He told
do him any good. He is a child of the devil, even me, "and they will go to work for you because
though God has cancelled out his sins against him. they are ministering spirits, sent to minister for
And because he is a child of the devil, he will those who are the heirs of salvation."
have to go to hell when he dies. But if he lays ( A r e they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister
hold of it, then he is born again and becomes for them who shall be heirs of salvation? -Hebrews 1:14)
a child of God!
God is trying His best to get us to see the
Then going on with what Jesus said: truth, and rise up in the light of that which is ours
and go forth in power. Many are waiting on God to
17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name do something. He is not going to do anything. He
shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,
has already done all He is going to do at the
it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they moment about the situation. "They will cast out
shall recover. - M a r k 16:17-18 devils," Jesus said.
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"...they shall speak with new tongues...." Some have said, " I don't see any need of it."
If they understood the Gospel and the reconcili­
What does the Bible say about speaking with ation of man's spirit to God, they could see it.
tongues?

2 F o r he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto "They shall take up serpents."
men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit he
speaketh mysteries. - I Corinthians 14:2 This does not mean that Believers are to handle
snakes or serpents just to prove something. It
Weymouth's translation of that verse says, has reference to being accidentally bitten as Paul
"He talks divine secrets." was on the island when that viper came up out of
the fire and fastened itself to him. He just shook
14 F o r if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth. but
it off, because, through the Gospel, we are
my understanding is unfruitful. - I Corinthians 14:14
redeemed.
Now, let's go back to the beginning. Before Adam The serpent, because of the curse put on him,
sinned, he walked and talked with God. God is a is in the condition that he is in today. When Satan
Spirit. When God came down into that garden, is eliminated from the earth, then there shall be
you couldn't see Him in the same way we see one nothing that will hurt or destroy. But, we have a
another. God didn't just come walking up and then power and an authority NOW over Satan. Satan is
He and Adam went walking along like two men. called a snake, too. This literally means that if
God is a Spirit. a snake bites you, you can shake him off; but it
Adam did not see God with his physical eye. also means that you have authority over that old
He did not talk to God out of a natural mind. Nor snake, that old serpent, Satan.
did he contact God with a physical hand. But he
did walk and talk with God. Adam, the real man, "And if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not
the inner man, the spirit walked and talked with hurt them
God.
You see, when man sinned, it was then that his All that God made in the beginning was good,
body began to dominate him. Before that his nothing would hurt or destroy. That all came
spirit dominated him, the real man, the inner when the devil became the god of this world.
man. Adam and Eve had no clothes on, and they It need not affect us though, because although
didn't even know it. They didn't know evil and sin. we are in the world, we are not of the world.
And Adam walked and talked with God. God came We have the authority!
down in the cool of the day and they talked
secrets. But man lost that because of the curse "They shall lay their hands on the sick and they
which came as a result of sin. shall recover.
In the Gospel, however, man is reconciled
to God, restored—and one of the signs that Jesus This means exactly what it says. Every believer
said would follow the Believer is that he will has the authority to lay hands on the sick and
speak with new tongues! expect them to recover. Jesus said, ":..they
Many prayers prayed out of men's heads don't shall recover."
reach any higher than the ceiling. But you can be
sure of one thing, if any man speaks in an un­ Jesus said that all five of these signs shall
known tongue, he speaks not unto men but follow Believers. And all of those things restored
unto God. to Believers came about originally as the result
God has devised a supernatural, divine means of the curse.
of communication with Himself whereby we have
that walk with God. "Howbeit in the spirit he 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
speaketh mysteries." He speaks divine secrets! made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree. -Galations 3:13
No, we are not "going-to" walk with Him.
We walk with Him now. We talk with Him now. He has redeemed us from the curse! We are not
Paul said, "For if I pray in an unknown tongue, under the curse! That is what He did for us. That
my spirit prayeth." Jesus said, "God is a Spirit: is what belongs to us.
and they that worship him must worship him in It is ours NOW. You don't have to cry and pray
spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). When I am and fast for three weeks and promise that you'11
talking in tongues, my spirit is in direct con­ do better, if He will just give it to you. It all goes
tact with the Father of spirits, God. with the Gospel! It is just as much yours as your
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hands and feet are. All you have to do is to start Who will know their authority and who will exercise their
using it. The hour is NOW. authority over the enemy,
Until all the enemy shall be put under His feet, for He has put
them under His feet, and they shall go forth to do miracles.
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time They shall stand even before the heads of nations to do miracles.
past unto the fathers by the prophets, Many signs and wonders shall be wrought that shall cause many
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath to be amazed and shall startle others.
appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; For they shall understand that which belongeth unto man.
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of Rising up quickly, they shall go outto do the work that they were
his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, ordained to do,
when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right F o r the plan of God shall be consumated and the work of the Lord
hand of the Majesty on high; shall come into full fruition.
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by And now rejoice in it and be exceedingly glad, magnify His name.
inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. F o r the light has come and has shined upon you.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Y e a , the light has shined upon your heart so that no longer doth
Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him your spirit dwell in darkness, nor shall darkness envelop the
a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? house in which ye live, even your body.
6 And again, when he bringeth in the first begotten into the world For as it was written of old, concerning Israel, the night the
he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him Death Angel passed over, there was light in their dwellings
7 And of the angels he saith, Who makethhis angels spirits, and And Death did not touch them,
his ministers a flame of fire. But there was light in their dwellings.
8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and So the day star hath shined into thy dwelling,
ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. And the light has come,
9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore And the glory of that light shall shine in your spirit
God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness Until ye shall rise up and walk in the light of life.
above thy fellows. And Life shall reign supreme in thy members
10 And, Thou, L o r d , in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the And the very Life of Christ in thy body.
earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: Thou shalt see it and it shall be so
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax And thou shalt rejoice in it for this is the day and the hour,
old as doth a garment; And this is the time for the manifestation of the Sons of God
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be And the full manifestation of His power.
changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. Therefore rejoice in it and be glad of it.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my And that which men in ages past, and those in present times,
right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Have only caught a glimpse of,
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister Yea, a little gleam here and a little gleam there,
for them who shall be heirs of salvation? And the light has only filtered through like the light coming
-Hebrews, Chapter One through a crack in the door,
O r a little light filtering through the blind over the window.
But now then the blind shall be removed entirely and the door
Jesus is up there now sitting on the right hand
shall be swung open,
of God. We are expecting Him to comeback; but And the light shall shine in in its fullness.
I want to ask you a question. How long is He And men shall glory in the light and shall walk therein
going to sit there? "...Until I make thine And they shall go forth to do exploits and shall magnify the
enemies thy footstool." Name of the Lord their God.
And He it is that shall be glorified,
The only way in the world God is going to And He it is that shall work even among His own
overcome the enemy is through the Body of For the Head shall direct the Body
Christ, the Church. And the feet shall tread upon the enemy,
The last enemy to be put under foot, we are And thy enemy shall be made thy footstool.
And He shall come in His glory and in the power of His might
told, is death itself, physical death. The Church
And the Saints shall reign with Him In the ages to come
is going to demonstrate in these last days that That He might show forth the power of His praise and His glory.
She has authority even over death. And that will
bring Him back. He is going to sit there until
"thine enemies be made thy footstool." Say thou unto this congregation, son of man,
Prophesy unto them thou saying
Do you think that the poor little old struggling,
So run thou quickly and tell thy neighbor.
crawling Church is going out defeated, whipped? Yea, run thou hurriedly and tell thy friends.
No! Oh, no! Every believer may not see it but Yea, run thou speedily and tell those around about thee,
the Spirit has said unto me: For the Lord will make a quick work in the earth.
No longer will He tarry, nor shall He wait.
But He is moving now.
(The following is a prophetic utterance which came forth Yea, He shall continue to move and they that would move with
when Brother Hagin preached the message from which this Him must keep step day by day.
lesson was taken.) F o r the Lord thy God is at work even among His own and He
will not wait,
Now is the time, this is the hour, and this is the beginning of it. Nor shall He allow any man to stand in His way
In these last days there shall arise a company of Believers, F o r He will cut some off and raise some up.
men and women, He will put one down and raise another up.
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Yea, He will work speedily and hurriedly, and those that would "The bells of freedom are ringing this very hour;
stand in His way He shall surely cause judgment to come F o r men shall rise up and walk in the freedom of His power.
upon them hurriedly and quickly. So they shall rise up in the liberty of the sons of God
And those that would lay their hands upon His servants, and shall go forth to show His power,
He will quickly cause judgment to come upon them, to shower His blessings upon men every hour.
F o r He shall speak by the mouth of His s e e r s , Therefore rejoice, lift up thy voice and sound forth His praises,
His prophets and they shall proclaim His truth For the Lord thy God, He it is that has given unto thee the power
so that thou Shalt raise men from the depths of spiritual death
In these days the Lord is marshalling His forces, and cause them to walk in the Light and Life.
Even as the enemy is marshalling his forces, For the message He has given unto thee to take
For the fight of the endtime. is the message of Life
The Lord will not sit idly by and let the enemy reign supreme, and no death is therein contained.
But He is speaking unto this one and He is speaking unto that one But it all is a message of power with a sweet refrain.
Saying, "I have need of thee. Y e a , come thou an Y e a , of victory and liberty—
thee an effective minister. Y e a , I shall use you in my Body.* to be sounded forth in this day and hour.
So many have declared, "I am this organ of the Body* Therefore, praise Him all the more and walk In the Light
and "I desire to do this.* that will shine upon the pathways.
And some have put themselves unofficially in certain places, And let His very angels so bright that surround you here below,
And others the organization has placed them in certain places, Let them go and work for you and on your behalf;
But the Lord will tear down and He will build up. And thou shalt enjoy the fullness of thatwhich He hath purchased.
He will put His men into place in the Body of Christ. Y e a , it shall be so that the liberty of the Sons of God shall be
And those who are responding unto human ideas made known unto man,
shall grow colder and colder and deader and deader, And men shall walk in the light of that liberty,
For they shall go away from the plan of God and will endeavor free from the ordinance of man.
to carry on His program on their own strength Yea, delivered from the law of sin and death,
and by their own power. And they shall walk in the Light of Life—
But He will put in the place those who should be in the place, in that place where there is no strife.
That He has ordained that they should. F o r one shall not strive with the other,
And the hand shall not say to the foot, "I have no need of thee.* and seek his coveted place to recover.
Nor shall one member say to the other, "I have no need of thee.* But shall be willing to take his place,
For all shall cooperate and work in coordination Ever so humble in the Body it may be;
And His plan shall be furthered! For he knows it is necessary.
And so walking...yea walking...the Body of Christ—
* * * Walking as one through the earth,
(The Word of God says in Colossians 3:16, "Let the word of Shall spread forth love that shall drive out false pride.
Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonish­ Yea, the love shall flow out, and compassion so dear, so true,
ing one another in psalms...." A psalm is a spiritual poem so good, shall flow to the sick there and here.
or ode. It may rhyme or it may not, but there is an element And they rising up in health, shall walk with the multitude
of poetry about it. It can be recited, chanted, or sung. They on the glory road.
teach us and admonish us. At this point in the service the fol­ Men bound by Satan's evil power shall be loosed and set free.
lowing psalm came forth.) And even death, in that final hour, by the Church
shall be ruled over.
For the voice of the L o r d came speaking across the deep, And the Head shall speak the words of deliverance and victory.
came speaking unto me, yea so sweet, And hearts shall rejoice and lives be so free,
Tinkling like the bells of the evening tower For the Lord thy God,
as He spoke out to me and said, He it is that hath provided and hath prepared it for thee!

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