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Sunday Go to Metting Bun!

Posted by lamarzulli on September 9, 2012

Sunday Go to Meeting Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

An Excerpt from the Cosmic Chess Match:

I was  going to write about taking every thought captive and then realized, wait a minute, I already have! So here it is!

Take Every Thought Captive!

I remember when I first read this thirty years ago; I thought to myself, how could anyone possibly take every thought captive?

In our own strength it would be impossibility, however, the Spirit of the living God who dwells in us will train us and teach us how to do this. If we learn to hear His voice and mind the checks that He gives us, we will find that we are able to keep track of the thoughts that are not in line with His kingdom or more specifically in line with His written word, His TORAH (the Law, or the first five books of the Old Testament). We check everything by what is written in the Guidebook to the Supernatural. We need to be familiar with the whole of Scripture, both the TANAKH, or what we would call the Old Testament, and the New Testament. There is a saying that goes like this: The new is in the old concealed while the old is in the new revealed. The bottom line for me is this, we need to know and study Torah, so that we will know what is right and good and what is not, and we need to flush that study out by what is written in the New Testament! We need the whole of the Scriptures! Remember that the early church did not have what we call the New Testament. They read and re-read Tanakh: the prophets and psalms and meditated on those Scriptures.

You see there are three kingdoms. There is the Kingdom of the Most High God, the Kingdom of the Fallen One and then there‟s our kingdom.

The Most High God‟s kingdom is one that is known by the fruits of love, faith, and peace.

The Fallen One‟s kingdom is known by hate, fear, and no peace.

Our kingdom is characterized by the “me first above all else” attitude; it is the kingdom of self-obsession!

That being said we must realize that all our thoughts are coming from one of the three sources or kingdoms. We must learn to differentiate between the three. This is why it is important to study and know what the Word says… in other words, as the commercial with the most interesting man in the world says, but with a pithy addition from my friend Bob Ulrich of Prophecy in the News: Stay thirsty my friend…. for the WORD!

All sin enters into us through our five senses. I will refer to these as gates. Through the gates of the eye, the ear, the nose, the skin, and the tongue, the information is sent to the brain, our computer, and from there we make judgments regarding how we will review the data.

Everyone has a worldview; this worldview determines the way in which we filter and process the data that comes to us from varied sources.

There are many worldviews on this planet. There are other religions and philosophies, but in my opinion the only true and correct worldview is found in the Bible. Some will scoff, but having tried many other systems or views, I have come to realize that the words that are in this book are inspired and hold the truth that have withstood the test of time for millennia.

Having said that, our goal is to weigh every thought against what is in the Scriptures, but in order to do this we have to know what is in the Scriptures.  Here’s an example taken from this book.  If Blossom Goodchild knew what the Scripturessay regarding what she is engaged in do you think she might reconsider her position?Please consider this, when the Fallen One tempted Yashua/Jesus, He answered by saying, It is written! He was fighting here; He had is armor on!   He was using the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  This is our example and it is our offensive weapon.

Finally, there are the uncounted, unchecked thoughts that enter our minds.  We are told by the Lord’s brother James that a thought enters into our minds then we think about it and then later we act on it.  When David saw Bathsheba bathing, her image entered into him through the eye gate.  He didn’t look away, instead he dwelt on what he had seen and because he didn’t check that information and take it captive, it eventually led to death.  Bathsheba’s husband was set up by David to be killed in battle.  The man was set in the front lines and then on a prearranged signal his support withdrew and he was left alone on the field of battle and killed.

This is a cogent example of how an unchecked thought leads to death.   Here’s another.  If a married man watches hours of porn, he is setting himself up for the destruction of his marriage.  I know of case after case in which the guy is watching porn and the next step is an affair and then another affair until he is caught and in many cases the marriage, the children and everyone involved is caught up in the disaster.  Lives are ruined, children damaged, jobs lost, all because of an unchecked thought life.   I deliberately choose sexual sin because most men fall prey to it.  It is what men struggle with so let’s not pretend that we don’t.

We must learn to take the thoughts captive.  In other words the guy watching the porn has an option not to watch it.  At the point of entry he must take authority over it in the name of Yashua/Jesus.  This is warfare on a personal level.

As I have pointed out throughout this book, the Fallen One comes to rob, kill and destroy and he starts with a thought, a suggestion.  Once we entertain that suggestion we are caught in his web and for the most part wounded and not prepared to do battle!

In order to understand how this works I’m going to suggest some war-footing strategies that I have employed and found victory in for the last thirty years.  This is by no means an exhaustive study of spiritual warfare but it will get you started.   I will also enclose a list of books for further reading.

 

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36 Responses to “Sunday Go to Metting Bun!”

  1. Montana Jim said

    Yes the warfare is heating up more and more every day. Take care brother and God bless.

    • Eric W. said

      Yes. Including inside the Church. Stay vigilant. Stay in prayer. Stay in the Word.

      Shameless plug: Folks, if you’re blessed by that Bun today and you haven’t already done so: Buy L.A.’s books. You will be blessed, encouraged, and challenged on a number of levels. :)

      Quick odds and ends:

      Lose the quotes:
      “http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528804.200-fbi-launches-1-billion-face-recognition-project.html”

      As usual, that’s what’s de-classified. Imagine what’s still classified. Coming to a “good ole USA” near you!

      Praise report/awesome news!:

      “http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/08/christian-pastor-jailed-in-iran-for-3-years-is-freed-watchdog-group-says/”
      Christian pastor jailed in Iran for 3 years is freed, watchdog group says

      Praise God! :D

    • Montana Jim said

      Yes that is very true. Most people deny the power of God and many don’t even believe in the devil. We had a blood sacrifice happen next door. It was some serious black magic. We as a christian household have been under severe demon attacks since that happen. We have been praying and putting on the full armor of God and casting demons out but this blood sacrifice has brought many in. This all happened a week after the blood moons happened. Even my neighbor who was the sacrifice in the form of suicide saw the blood moon and saw the sun turn dull in light output and bright blood red only about a week before it happened.

      Things are happening all over the world. We are not alone in this battle but we see it clearly and exercise the authority that Jesus gave us to bind and cast these demons out. We have been under constant attack but we are standing firm in Jesus Christ. I posted a picture of the blood moon but did not get a picture of the sun. I also posted a letter from my mother earlier this week talking about the spiritual battle we are in and post a blog just today talking about it as well. We need all the prayers we can get as well as many others being effected by this event. We have Jesus on our side but many of the people affect do not have Jesus and we are surrounded by these unbelievers. I can’t even talk about it in most churches without everyone looking at me like I am crazy. I ask for prayers for one thing, and they pray for another because of their unbelief. It is a sad sad thing for sure. I love the online christian communities like here on Marzulli’s blog and several other good sites. Most true christians are now standing alone or semi alone. It will only get worse too.

    • @ Eric: Thanks for the heads up re: the Pastor who was being threatened with death and now released—Thank You Jesus! Prayers have been answered. Jay Sekulow and his amazing team are doing an outstanding job protecting christian rights and views.

  2. Pudding said

    Excellent bun, enough cannot be said on this topic. Even the smallest of thoughts not taken captive can result in damage. The spirit of GOD teaches us and we battle alongside. One must master keeping his own house clean, Christ has already won the victory-so that we have no fear-but power and that power must be exercised. Don`t give an inch to the evil ones. Our fight is not with flesh and blood.

    • lamarzulli said

      Amen Pudding and Eric! L.A.

    • Eric W. said

      Awesome post Pudding.

      Ok, I have to do one more of these and no, L.A.didn’t put me up to this. ;)

      The e-newsletter L.A puts out every month is outstanding.

      You can’t beat starting this morning off, for example, with the Bun and then the email lights up and there’s this newsletter waiting for me with meaty articles waiting for me from LA, Rob Skiba, Doug Woodward, Richard Grund, Richard Shaw, Tony Kail and that’s just this month.

      You can live on Mars and get this newsletter in your email box and be well up to speed, blessed, and edified in one fell swoop. :)

      :P

    • lamarzulli said

      Eirc – You have to stop these shameless plugs, but thank you for them! L.A.

    • Eric W. said

      That’ll be it for a while…until the next $50 Pay Pal handshake comes my way. :lol:

      That’s a joke, folks!

  3. I can’t use PayPal. It has never worked for me since I got a new email address, which PayPal won’t accept no matter what I do. I will see if there is a way to send money by mail.

    The evil one killed my wild bunny and put it in front of my mailbox, blood and all. Lonely back yard now.

    • JLL said

      So sorry about your bunny, Mariel. I know how these simple things can be something we depend on.

      Lord Jesus, please send Mariel something new to bring her joy!

      Mariel, L.A. has a mailing address which you can find by clicking L. A. Marzulli’s Website! ON LINE BOOK STORE!!!! under L.A. Marzullinks, the last section in the right-hand margin. Then click the “Contact Info” button on the left and there’s a snail-mail address. I have no idea if you can send a check for the e-newsletter.

    • Eric W. said

      “The evil one killed my wild bunny and put it in front of my mailbox, blood and all. Lonely back yard now.” Poor bunny. :(

      I second JLL’s prayer request. :)

  4. Ally said

    LA-Thanks for the bun! Jesus-thanks for freeing brother Youcef! A good Sunday indeed :)

    • Is there anything in this world to hard for the Lord to fix? Is there any enemy too hard for the Lord to conquer and subdue? Is there anything God wouldn’t do for us when we pray in faith, asking in Jesus name? He will certainly glorify His Son when we pray in His wonderful name, and ask according to His will. Praise be to the powerful Lord Jesus Christ, and the Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob for delivering our brother Youcef from death. This was a very big deal. It is truly a modern day miracle, and was a chance for God to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose hearts were perfect towards Him.

  5. binny said

    LA…can you have the folks running the Nephilim Conference site add a link so people can pay by paypal? The site has this temporary, very tentative feel to it, as if they’re not sure it’s really going to happen. (For example, it says more information will be forthcoming…but that was a month ago and nothing’s changed. It also says a paypal link would be added and it hasn’t.) I realize these things are probably a coin toss as to whether many people will attend or not. But I think if those things are addressed that I mentioned, those of us on the sidelines wondering whether to go or not, will be more likely to pull the trigger and go because the “game’s on.”

  6. JLL said

    Ahmadinejad to address UN on Yom Kippur

    Western leaders’ speeches at General Assembly this year expected to focus on Iranian, Syrian issues. PM Netanyahu to speak day after Iranian president

    A PR duel will be in two and a half weeks during the United Nations General Assembly discussions in New York between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    The Iranian leader is expected to address the GA on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, while Netanyahu will speak the next day after arriving in the United States.

    “http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4278904,00.html”

    This sort of thing doesn’t happen by accident.

    • Eric W. said

      I’m going to say it every single time people like this come here to the USA.

      The SECOND that airplane hits US soil…if it were up to me…the MPs would be waiting on the tarmac to take him into custody.

      I understand…even though I resent…the concept that the UN is “neutral sovereign territory” :roll: but there’s a fairly fur piece of “US territory” between the airport and UN Headquarters.

      The whole thing just makes me sick.

      And no, the timing isn’t any accident or coincidence by light years.

    • john B said

      would’t it be amazing if Netanyahu and Dinejad shook hands!
      This could also be part of the greater warfare which will eventually breakout against the saints of the most high..
      Let us all realize that as Christians we bear “the marks of Christ” Gal6:17 and as such are the enemies Target..
      one of the greatest arsenal deployed by the enemy is deceit.. hence the Apostles first piece of armoury
      is “Truth” Eph6:14

      “be on the Alert with all perseverance and petitions for all the Saints” Vs18

      Blessings
      john B

    • Eric W. said

      “would’t it be amazing if Netanyahu and Dinejad shook hands!”
      :shock: <- That doesn't cover what my reaction to that event would be.

      I just can't see it. Bibi is probably gracious enough to take that first step but do you think our wannabe Hitler/bring in the Mahdi fella there is going to shake Bibi's hand?

    • john B said

      Eric one never Knows when it come to hand shaking!

      One would have never thought it possible that the pope would shake hands with protestants, Muslims and Jews!

      I always expect the unexpected, because that is usually what is beyond the smoke screens..

      I am not saying it is going to happen.. But it could!

      blessings John B

    • john B said

      the concept that the UN is “neutral sovereign territory”

      In the Days of Apostle John Satan’s Throne was in Pergamum Rev2:13

      I often wonder where it is Presently!

      john B

    • Eric W. said

      If I see those two shake hands…and you’re right you never know…I’ll personally be looking for imminent war very shortly thereafter.

      Pergamum…something to think about.

    • passing thru said

      “Approximately two-thousand years after Revelation 2:13 was written, German archeologists removed the massive altar of Zeus from the ruins of Pergamos and took it to Berlin, where it was restored as the centerpiece of the Pergamon Museum. It is here that Hitler first adored it, later building an outdoor replica of it from which he gave a series of speeches that mesmerized many Germans.

      “Fast forward about another 75 years,” says blogger El Gallo. “Another charismatic young politician mesmerizes huge German crowds with a rousing speech in Berlin. Barack Hussein Obama…. [and] did Barack Obama visit… the Great Altar of Zeus…? Presumably he did.”..

      “http://defenderpublishing.blogspot.com/2009/06/part-nineread-it-before-it-is-banned-by.html

    • passing thru said

      I don’t know if that location is still true. I do know that chapter of “Apollyon Rising” gave me the chills though.

    • john B said

      Hi PT; It is also worth noting that where the throne of satan was back then that we see associated
      1. the denial of My Faith..
      2. martyrdom..;
      3 the false teachings of Balaam promoting Idolatry and immorality and
      4. the Nicolaitans doctrine..

      I am presently looking into this. it is true that the Zeus temple was transported from Asia minor to Germany.. However; it is presently a museum crammed with tourists..

      blessings john B

  7. CH said

    “In order to understand how this works I’m going to suggest some war-footing strategies that I have employed and found victory in for the last thirty years. This is by no means an exhaustive study of spiritual warfare but it will get you started. I will also enclose a list of books for further reading.” Yes please do so……….I need all the help I can get. :)

    • Eric W. said

      Seashore asked about this and some others might be wondering, too. Today’s bun was an except from the Cosmic Chess Match.

      On page 325 of the book L.A. gives the following book list:

      The Invisible War by Donald Grey Barnhouse

      Spiritual Warfare: Defeating the Forces of Darkness by Preston T. Bailey

      The Black Awakening by Russ Dizdar (he’s about to put out a new book called Once Blind But Now I See.

      Remove quotes:
      “http://www.shatterthedarkness.net/”

      The Spirit World by Clarence Larkin

      Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Excorcism of Five Contemporary Americans by Malachi Martin

      The Three Battle Grounds: An In Depth View of the Three Arenas of Spiritual Warfare: The Mind, The Church, and the Heavenly Places by Francis Frangepane (long title!)

      Pigs in the Parlor: A Practical Guide to Deliverance by Frank and Ida Mae Hammon

      Victory over Darkness: Realizing the Power of Your Identity in Christ by Neil T. Anderson

      Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, and Habitual Sins by Neil T. Anderson

      And finally…Richard Grund. :)

      Remove quotes:

      “http://onsolomonsporch.org/”

      and

      “http://supernaturalresponse.net/doctrinal-statement-on-genesis-6.html”

      His new book: “http://supernaturalresponse.net/the-supernatural-battle.html”

  8. re: “taking every thought captive…”

    One of the best repeatable blessings I know — especially for when strange thoughts come — is to turn to our Heavenly Father inwardly and simply give them to Him. In most cases that’s all that’s needed; instantly the attack is broken. It’s become a reaction for me.

    Credit Him of course. It’s not some spiritual judo.

  9. LA, re: “In order to understand how this works I’m going to suggest some war-footing strategies that I have employed and found victory in for the last thirty years. This is by no means an exhaustive study of spiritual warfare but it will get you started. I will also enclose a list of books for further reading.”

    Your Sunday bun topic is outstanding. My question is how do we receive this study that you are referring to? Will you need email addresses or is this part of your e-newsletter for us to sign up?

  10. Jan said

    I just watched Jack van impe the 9 -8 -12 show half way through he gives good info, as to the world we are in. It is worth a listen.

  11. Theresa said

    LA! Check out this very short, few seconds long audio that was recorded just 2 days ago, inadvertantly on a video camera right as a storm was starting. Very very eery demonic voices that were only on the camera apparently, while the person recording did not hear it at the time. What do you make of this? Its chilling actually. Thought to share with Russ as well. Peace!

  12. As part of researching the spiritual dominions in the south Texas border area, I’m reading parts of a catholic missionary’s book (300+ pages) from the mid-1800’s. No surprise that the manipulations of the enemy are disclosed.

    On p. 252 of 392, there’s an excerpt on the gods of the people in what’s now called mexico. LA, Russ, Richard and company may want to check out the reference.

    “http://archive.org/stream/missionaryadven00domegoog#page/n274/mode/2up”

    also freely available in kindle book format at archive.org

    • This catholic priest starts his revery with a reflection on the soil on mexico, like this….
      “My heart bounded with joy as I trod this wonderful soil, abounding in silver and gold, blessed with a climate the most delicious on earth and a vegetation the most luxuriant. I felt all the poetry of youth spring up within me, inspired by the memory of the Spanish conquests is this rich and beautiful land. Imagination carried me bacl to the days of Cortez and the good Las Casas, the apostle to the Indians, whose woes he so ably pleaded and bitterly bewailed. I repeopled, in thought, Palenca, the city of the desert, in the ruins of which….”

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