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Touch Not My Anointed, Neither Do My Prophets Any Harm?

Posted on December 17, 2018 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)


Touch Not My Anointed, Neither Do My Prophets Any Harm? 12-18-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


For years, I heard this phrase, mainly from the pulpit: “Touch not my anointed, neither do my prophets any harm”. This was referring to pastors only, because many of them believed they were the only ones anointed. How do I know this to be true? Because of the way it was worded, who, how and where it came from. There are some others who also use this verse because of ignorance.


Today, you will learn the truth as to who the Word of God is talking about.


Touch not My anointed, neither do my prophets any harm in 1 Chronicles 16:22 and Psalm 105:15 are referring to Kings, Prophets and Priests in the Old Testament.


When David had the opportunity to kill evil Saul two times (1 Samuel, chapters 24 and 26). He knew that God had anointed Saul as king; therefore, the blood would have been on David’s head (2 Samuel 1:13-16). Even though Saul was evil, God had anointed him to be king over Israel (1 Samuel 9:15 - 1 Samuel 10:1).


As a matter of fact, when another person killed Saul and told David about it, the man thought that he would get David’s approval, but David had one of his men to kill him. The blood was on the man's head because he killed Saul who was anointed by God (2 Samuel 1:1-16).


Now that you know who was anointed in the Old Testament, let’s see who the anointed ones are in the New Testament. The children of the Most-High God are the priests, prophets and soon to be reigning kings with Jesus Christ, the KING (Revelation 20:4-6).


Just as Christ the Messiah was anointed as Priest, Prophet and King (John 1:32-33, Acts 10:38), so are we (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).


Caution:

Who gives anyone the right to say “Touch not my anointed, neither do my prophets any harm” unless you are referring to all of God’s children. No child of God is more special than the other.


Next: The Greatest Love of All


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett               BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Tampering With the Word of God (Part 3)

Posted on December 13, 2018 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Tampering with the Word of God (Part 3)                                    12-14-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


As I continue with “Tampering with the Word of God”, you will also find out what happened to someone who altered God’s Word. There are only three translations of many that have been my concentration. You have read about some verses in the Message Bible and the NIV.


Today I will share what I think to be the worse of the three, because of some inappropriate words that should never be in the Word of God. This translation is the Living Bible and certain editions that have been published.


Living Bible

I had this Bible along with several other translations for many years. I also was aware of some editions with a particular scripture that was totally outlandish. The children’s version of 1 Samuel 20:30 says this when Saul was upset with his son Jonathan: Saul boiled with rage. “You son of a b----” he yelled at him. The King James Version: Then Saul’s anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said to him. Thou (You) son of a rebellious woman.


This was another scripture that I came across from the Living Bible in Kwik-scan during my recent study pertaining to Jesus healing a man who had been blind from birth. You illegitimate b------ (John 9:34).


I am sure there are many more scriptures that have been tampered with in some translations. But this is to alert the readers to be careful what you are reading and if it seems wrong, ask the Holy Spirit and others you know who are seasoned in the Word of God.


These particular issues of the Living Bible Paraphrased (Children and the Living Bible in Kwik-scan) were worded by Ken Taylor. This is what Time Magazine published July 24, 1972: “Mysteriously halfway through the paraphrase, Taylor lost his voice and still speaks with a hoarse whisper. A Psychiatrist who examined him suggested that the voice failure was Taylor’s psychological self-punishment for tampering with what he believed was the Word of God.


Jesus gave a strong warning: For I testify to every man that hears the Word of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add to these things, God shall add to him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the Words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life and out of the holy city and from the things that are written in this book (Revelation 22:18-19).


Be careful what you read; you are accountable for learning the Truth of God’s Word.


Next: Touch Not My Anointed, Neither do My Prophets Any Harm?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                        BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG



Tampering With the Word of God (Part 2)

Posted on December 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Tampering with the Word of God (Part 2)


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


As I continue with “Tampering with the Word of God”, you will also find out how the devil has influenced people to alter God’s Word; he is the evil force that hates God so much that he will use those who profess to be born-again to fall into his subtle trap.


The next Bible is a very popular one that I have been familiar with since the early nineties; at least that’s what I thought until the Spirit allowed me to see more clearly about the NIV and its many deletions. Although the deleted scriptures are written in the footnotes, who reads the footnotes all the time, especially when they are in fine print? Even in the natural realm, many people don’t read the fine print on certain documents.


This is just one example of a deletion: Acts 8:34-38 ~ Philip was translated into the wilderness to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ to an Ethiopian Eunuch who was reading the book of Isaiah. Scripture: The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else? Then Philip began with that very passage of scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.


As they traveled along the road they came to some water and the eunuch said: “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. Wait a minute! I said Acts 8:34-38.


What happened to verse 37? This is what the NIV has in the footnote: Some manuscripts include here Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The eunuch answered, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Misleading: Verse 37 is a key verse. One must believe in their heart to be born-again (Romans 10:9-10). Suppose you didn’t read that small footnote? There is a possibility that you would think water baptism can save you. Many people say this when I ask them if they are born-again: “I’ve been baptized.”


In my research, this was just revealed to me, the New Word Translation (Jehovah Witness Bible) and the NIV have the same deletions. There were 40 verses written that had the same deletions. My flag really went up and I really began to wonder if there is a connection. I do know that satan is behind anything that is not of God.


Next: Tampering with the Word of God (Part 3)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett         BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Tampering With the Word of God

Posted on December 6, 2018 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Tampering With the Word of God (Part 1) 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


This message is for the readers to understand the difference in mis-quoting a scripture and tampering with the Word of God. I am sure that all of us have misquoted some scriptures at some point in our walk with Christ; which stems from not studying to show ourselves approved to God, a workman who is not ashamed; rightly dividing the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15). This is not pleasing to God and it can lead others to speaking untruths that have been passed on.


However, tampering with the Word of God is different. Let’s see what this means and how dangerous it is: Tamper - to interfere with something in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations. Satan has influenced many professed believers to translate the Bible into their way of thinking.


We need to be watchful when it comes to different translations; if the original language is not understood, people can be mis-led. I am not saying that the King James Version is translated perfectly, but in my years of studying it is close to the real meaning. When scholars asked King James of England for permission to translate the Bible from the old English language to what is it is today, some of its original meaning was lost.


That’s the reason we have concordances to explain what the words mean in the Hebrew and Greek text; this is why we are required to study. Here is an example of a misprint in the King James Bible: The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God (Romans 8:16). Jesus called the Holy Spirit He or Himself (John 14:17, 26, John 15: 26, John 16:13). Some later translations have corrected this to say the Spirit Himself. Some cults think of the Holy Spirit as a force; He is the third Person of the God-Head, therefore it is an insult to call the Holy Spirit it.


I must admit that the thou, thy, ye and yea are not what I use; therefore, another translation is at my disposal. With that being said, I am careful with any translation. Over the years in using these translations, it was discovered that some are tampering with the Word of God.


I am going to use three translations and the specific scriptures that the writers used: The Message Bible Psalm 25:3~ Don’t embarrass any of us who went out on a limb for you. It’s the traitors who should be humiliated. What kind of conversation is that? Going out on a limb for God; utterly disrespectful.


What about Psalm 25:10~ From now on every road you travel will take you to God. Follow the Covenant signs; Read the charted directions. This can be misleading: Jesus said, I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me -There is only ONE WAY (John 14:6). It is scary to read so many verses in this bible that do not line up with the true Word.


Psalm 25:22~ God, give your people a break from this run of bad luck. Psalm 32:1-2~ Count yourself lucky, how happy you must be – you get a fresh start, your slate’s been wiped clean. Count yourself lucky – God holds nothing against you….You read in the last message that luck should not be in a child of God’s vocabulary, because our Father is not a God of luck, chance or fortune; He is the God who graciously blesses His children.


I do not oppose to modern language, but when it comes to using the world’s way of communicating God’s Word, that is altogether different. The meaning should always be the same; Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words shall not pass away (Matthew 24:35). And God does not change, therefore His Word (the meaning) does not change (Malachi 3:6, Numbers 23:19).


I am certain there are other scriptures that have been tampered with in the Message Bible, but I am just giving you enough to be watchful of when reading some of the scriptures that take away the meaning of the scriptures in the original language.


Next: Tampering with the Word of God (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                    BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God is a God of a Second Chance?

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)


God is a God of a Second Chance? 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


The truth is, God is not a God of chance, period. He gives unlimited Grace.


What does chance mean? A possibility of something happening; or maybe it will happen. Chance is synonymous (meaning the same thing) with possibility, coincidence, by accident and so on.


When you see the word chance in the Bible, it has nothing to with God. Let’s reason this out; when it comes to God, is there a maybe it will happen or is anything coincidental? God is not a God of chance; nothing happens by accident with Him.


He knows everything; therefore, it is divinely arranged, orchestrated, ordained and appointed by Him (Jeremiah 1:5); God knows everything (1 John 3:20b); the hairs on our head are numbered (Matthew 10:29-30); God knows the beginning and the end (Isaiah 46:10); and what we think before we even before we think them (Psalm 139:2); He knows everything we do; God sees in the dark; therefore, no one can hide from Him (Psalm 139:7-12). So, the word chance should never be used when it comes to God.


You might say: “it’s in the Bible”; that is true. Chance was used by Solomon: Time and chance happened to them all (Ecclesiastes 9:11). Solomon wrote from man’s perspective (under the sun). Is God considered to be under the sun? God is everywhere; He is Omnipresent. The word is used three other times in the Old Testament; again, this was from man’s perspective.


Chance can be used in a sense, if something can or cannot happen: Example: Playing the lottery, taking a chance (risk, gamble). This is what the Word of God says about those who take chances in gambling (quick to gain): He who is quick to gain troubles his house (Proverbs 15:27). Wealth gained hastily will dwindle… (Proverbs 13:11). He who is in a hurry to get rich has an evil eye and considers not the poverty that will come upon him (Proverbs 28:22).


Another aspect of chance (coincidence, accident) is in Luke 10:30-37, a parable (a short story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson) referring to a man that was beaten by thieves. The Priest and the Levite had the opportunity (it was a fitting time) to help the man, but both of them crossed over to the other side. The Samaritan had compassion on the wounded man. It was not a chance that presented itself, the opportunity presented itself. When opportunities come our way, do we use them to benefit and glorify God?


Warning

It is necessary to look at scriptures in the context in which they are written. There is no link or supporting scripture that attributes chance or luck to God.


Now, let’s look at Grace and chance and see the difference. When one says God gives us a chance; it is saying, maybe this will happen. In other words, it means maybe God will do this or that. Some people even say that whatever the situation was, happened to be coincidental. How can anything be accidental or coincidental when it comes to God. It is either going to take place or it is not going to take place.


God is a God of Grace; when we mess up (sin), He does not give chances, He gives Grace: But where sin abounded, Grace did much more abound (Romans 5:20). In other words, we cannot out-sin God’s Grace.


Next: Tampering with the Word of God (Part 1)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


The Jezebel spirit in the New Testament

Posted on November 29, 2018 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)


The Jezebel spirit in the New Testament            


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


You have learned about the Jezebel spirit in the Old Testament and the influence it had on the nation of Israel, and how this spirit led them into idolatry. The question is: “When will the Jezebel spirit end”? In the Old Testament, Jezebel’s physical life came to a horrible end (2 Kings 9:30-35).


Let’s go to the New Testament and see the supporting, relating, and connecting scriptures: Revelation 2:20-22 ~ Verse 20: Jesus told John to write to the seven churches in Asia, but I am concentrating on the church of Thyatira, because this church has allowed the Jezebel spirit to influence it. John was instructed to write to the Church of Thyatira saying that Jesus had something against them, because they allowed that woman Jezebel (influenced by a spirit) who called herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit fornication (spiritual adultery) and to eat food sacrificed to idols. In other words, they were worshipping other gods in the church.


Verse 21: I gave her time to repent but she refused to repent of her fornication (spiritual adultery, idol worship). God gives everyone time to repent of their sins; where sin abounds, Grace abounds more (Romans 5:20).


Verse 22: Behold I will throw them on a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation unless they repent of her works. Bed is used because that is where sex is performed; this false prophetess was committing spiritual adultery and others committed adultery with her.


This is the beginning of idol worship in the church. God said to worship Him only (Luke 4:8). The angel that was delivering the message from Jesus to John, told him not to worship him when John fell on his knees before the angel (Revelation 19:10).


Satan sent the Jezebel spirit into the church to lead them into idolatry. The Roman Catholics would go to different places to get people to become a part of their false religion. These people worship Mary, the mother of Jesus, they pray to dead saints and worship them; they worship statues. The Roman Catholic church practices idolatry. People confess their sins to the priest and ask him to forgive their sins. No human being has the power to forgive people of their sins.


The Roman Catholics worship the pope and they hold him out to be their god or their holy father; he is called the god of the earth. Notice that wherever the pope goes, he claims the ground he walks on; that is why he kisses the ground.


When will this spirit of Jezebel come to an end? Let’s go to the scriptures: And on her forehead a name was written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH (Revelation, chapter 17). Her plagues come in one day, death and mourning and famine; and she shall utterly be burned with fire (Revelation 18:1-8). When John wrote this, there was only one city on earth that reigned over the kings of the earth and that was Rome, of which the Roman Catholic church is connected.


So, what is the body of Christ told to do? If you have any involvement or you are allowing the Jezebel spirit to infiltrate the church, come out from her (2 Corinthians 6:16-17) or get rid of that spirit. How is that done? Stick to the Word of God and don’t compromise.


Note: the Christian church is catholic or universal church which is different from Roman Catholicism.


Next: God is a God of a Second Chance?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett       BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


The Jezebel spirit in the Old Testament

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)


The Jezebel Spirit in the Old Testament           11-27-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


Many people have talked about the Jezebel spirit and its influence or, they have said that someone had a Jezebel spirit. Today you will understand what this spirit is, and its origin.


Even though these scriptures are relating to where the Jezebel spirit originated, it is necessary to read these entire chapters to get a better understanding. Remember also, that a spirit influenced Jezebel to lead the nation of Israel into whoring after other gods (spiritual adultery or idolatry), just as the serpent influenced Eve in Genesis 3:1-7. That same spirit has had influence throughout history and will continue until the Jezebel spirit ends (Revelation, chapters 17 and 18).


The concentration will be on Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab and the demonic influence that was operating through her.


1 Kings 16:23-33 ~ Ahab, Jezebel’s husband inherited the kingdom from his father Omri who was more wicked than all the kings who reigned before him. Ahab’s reign was even more evil than his fathers. After Ahab married Jezebel he went and raised up an altar for Baal (a god) in the house of Baal. In other words, Ahab worshipped Baal (a god), which means lord or owner, rather than the God of Israel. Baal was a fertility god who was believed to enable the earth to produce crops and people to produce children.


1 Kings 21:7-8, 25-26 ~ Jezebel’s controlling and manipulative spirit was very influential with the affairs and decisions that were to be made by her husband Ahab and he agreed. Jezebel devised a plan to destroy another person to get his vineyard. There was no one like Ahab who sold himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, that his wife Jezebel stirred up.


Jezebel’s 450 prophets were in a contest with Elijah the prophet. Jezebel’s prophets cried out to Baal, their god to no avail because their god was powerless. But Elijah cried out to the Lord God Almighty and a miracle took place: God sent fire into the burning trench and it consumed the burnt sacrifices, and the dust and lapped up the water that was in the trench. The other miracle happened when Elijah killed the 450 prophets of Jezebel (1 Kings, chapter 18). Now we know it was a miracle; for how could one man kill all those prophets?


When Jezebel was told what happened to her prophets, she threatened to kill Elijah and he ran (1 Kings 19:1-6). She had to be a bad woman to make a man (prophet) of God run from her. You must realize how powerful and influential the powers of darkness are, but it is absolutely necessary to understand that there is no power greater than the Lord God Almighty.


This is what happened when Elijah's faith was activated; he prayed, and it did not rain for three and a half years at the end of those years, he prayed again, and it rained (1 Kings 17:1; 18:1, 45; James 5:17-18). Yet, when Jezebel threatened to kill him, he became weak; this can happen to any of us.


It was prophesied about Jezebel’s demise and how it would happen. She fell from a window and the dogs ate her body (2 Kings 9:10, 30-37). The King of Judah had a talk to Jezebel’s son Jehoram, king of Israel, who went out against Jehu: It came to pass when Joram/Jehoram saw Jehu, he said: “Is it peace Jehu”? Jehu said, what peace as long as your mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many? Jezebel was a wicked woman who was influenced by satan and that same Jezebel spirit is still operating in many churches today.


The influence is subtle, but God has those in the body of Christ with the gift of discerning of spirits, who are able to pick up through the senses: sight, sound, smell (1 Corinthians 12:10), along with those who are spiritually mature enough to discern what is good and evil (Hebrews 5:14).


Next: The Jezebel spirit in the New Testament


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Happy Thanksgiving

Posted on November 21, 2018 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)


Happy Thanksgiving        11-21-2018


O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, and His mercy endures forever (Psalm 107:1)


This is a brief history of why we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States of America. A group of people, called the Pilgrims sailed from England to the United States of America because they were being persecuted for their religious beliefs. They wanted to be free from the bondage of harsh treatment.


They settled at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts; God used the native Americans to help the Pilgrims get settled and they taught them how to plant corn, fish and hunt. The Pilgrims gave thanks to God for bringing them to a new world and a better world. As time went on, a national holiday was declared nationwide as families celebrated Thanksgiving. Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20).


As the pilgrims continually gave thanks to the Lord, let’s be thankful for how Jesus came to set us free from being in bondage and oppressed by satan. While we are on our pilgrim journey in this foreign land (1 Peter 2:11), we too look forward to our new home (Revelation 21:1-3).


So, let’s be thankful that this world is not our home; Jesus has prepared a place for us (John 14:1-6) and He is coming to take us to be with Him throughout eternity (1 Thessalonians 4:17).


Enter His gate with Thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name (Psalm 100:3-4).


We should give thanks to God our Father every day, because every day is a day of Thanksgiving!


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett


BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


The Jezebel spirit ~ Introduction

Posted on November 19, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)


The Jezebel spirit ~ Introduction 11-20-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


I am sharing this message because someone asked me what the Jezebel spirit was, and from that I felt compelled to study and then write about this Jezebel spirit that is highly misunderstood in the body of Christ.


I had composed a message (Part 1) about the Jezebel spirit and had started writing Part 2, when the Holy Spirit prompted me to write an introduction, so the children of God would better understand this evil influence (Jezebel spirit) that’s affecting the church.


In the office that Jesus gave me, I have been given the ability to discern spirts (the gift of discerning of spirits) that are working in and against the church.


There was a time when a woman wore a red dress and had on red lipstick, she was called a Jezebel. This was equated to her seductiveness; in a sense if a woman was seducing men, she was drawing them to other gods. This could be done to a married man who would turn his attention away from his wife and be drawn to the woman; he ended up committing adultery with her.


Like driving a man away from his wife, the Jezebel spirit’s influence was driving God’s people away from Him, which is idolatry or spiritual adultery.


The Jezebel spirit (Parts 1 and 2) will help you learn and understand that this is not a person, but it is the demonic influence behind the person.


This is what is necessary: Get Knowledge; it is awesome! Get Wisdom; it is exceptional!! Get Understanding; it is Excellent!!!


Coming after Thanksgiving: The Jezebel Spirit? Part 1


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                      BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God Takes Care of Fools and Babies?

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)


God Take Care of Fools and Babies?      11-16-2018


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


As I continue with “Unscriptural Quotes”, the Lord wants you to know that He loves you and He wants your spiritual growth to be maximized. Quoting anything contrary to God’s Word reveals the spiritual state born-again believers are in. That is why God wants each of each one of His children to:


See that no one takes you captive through hallow (empty) and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ (Colossians 2:8). Stick to the Word of God; do not add or replace His Word with your own sayings and traditions of men.


If God only takes care of fools and babies, what about all of His other creation? That quote is absolutely absurd. Do you think the other people are able to take care of themselves? And who are the fools?


Let’s look up the definition of fools in the Greek language: dull, stupid, foolish. The root English terms: moron, a person who cannot help the way they are; there are several reasons these people could be like this, but these people are not that way by choice and babies definitely cannot help themselves.


I am going to break down these words:


Fools: stupid, idiotic, empty headed, brainless; someone without a brain cannot live. In the Old Testament, fool is described as an atheist: The fool has said in his heart, there is no God (Psalm 14:1, Psalm 53:1).


However, the word Raca means fool in the New Testament: Jesus warns against anyone saying Raca. The Pharisees had hatred in their hearts for Jesus because He was against their legalistic rules and regulations; Jesus came to set the people from their oppression (Isaiah 61:1, Luke 4:18).


So, these religious leaders set out to kill Jesus. This is why Jesus made such a strong statement that applies to anybody who was angry with his brother for no reason. Verbal abuse stems from anger and hatred which leads to murder (Matthew 5:20-22). Whoever has hatred in their heart for someone, is the same as wishing them dead (1 John 3:15).


Babies are helpless and need to be taken care of, but all of us are helpless without God (John 15:5), and here is the proof: Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns and yet our heavenly Father feeds them. Are we not much more valuable than they are? (Matthew 6:26). God does give birds the ability to gather food and store it; He gives them the instinct to build nests. He does the same thing for us, yet all our abilities and resources come from Him.


By saying that God takes care of fools and babies, you are saying that all of His other creation take care of themselves. This is absolutely contrary to the Word of God. We need to think before these foolish quotes come from our lips. In processing the thought; ask yourself this question: “Does what is said make sense?


Now it is true that babies, children and adults who are not at the mental capacity to understand the gospel or comprehend right and wrong, through God’s Grace and Mercy they receive eternal life. Also, normal children who are not able to understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ (Jonah 4:11). God was saying to Jonah that He would spare (save) people who did not know right from wrong. In a town with the population of several hundred thousand, there had to be many thousand children who did not know right from wrong. This shows how much God loves people.


Next: The Jezebel spirit? Introduction


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett     BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God is My Co-Pilot?

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)


God is My Co-Pilot? 


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


I am excited to convey truth to the readers and I am even more excited when they digest the Word of God and turn away from quotes that do not line up with God’s Word.


See that no one takes you captive through hallow (empty) and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ (Colossians 2:8). Stick to the Word of God; do not add or replace His Word with your own sayings and traditions of men.


Those who say or buy tags that say: “God is the Co-Pilot, do not understand what Co-pilot and Pilot mean. For you to understand the two words, let’s look at the definitions: 1) Pilot is the one in control or in command. 2) Co-pilot is the one who assists and relieve the pilot but is not in command.


Examples:

Jesus in His human embodiment- Jesus only did what His Father told Him to do (John 5:19, John 8:28-29). In other words, God the Father was the Pilot and Jesus the Son was the Co-Pilot while He was on the earth.


Born-again believers are co-laborers – We are co-laborers together with God: you are God’s field and His house (1 Corinthians 3:9). If we are God’s co-laborers, then who initiated this whole process? We are the field that was planted by God and we are the house that was built by God. We water and plant in the field that God has already made. We cannot build our own foundation, but our house is built on the foundation that was laid by Him.


What about leadership? No one can function alone, that’s why we are called the body of Christ. What is more crucial, is that we cannot function without God. Therefore, anyone who says God is the Co-Pilot, is saying that they are in command and God is obeying their orders.


If you have been saying “God is the Co-Pilot, or if you have a tag on your car that says that, please stop using that quote and take the tag or sticker off your vehicle.


Next: God Takes Care of Fools and Babies?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett          BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


If You Make One Step, He'll Make Two?

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)


If You Make One Step, He'll Make Two? 


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


During the rest of this series of “Unscriptural Quotes”, I will be using a key scripture that relates to saying what does not line up with the Word of God: See that no one takes you captive through hallow (empty) and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ (Colossians 2:8). Stick to the Word of God; do not add or replace His Word with your own sayings and traditions of men.


I have heard this “quote” made by some for many years. As usual, I am challenging you to search out the scriptures and see if it is true. According to my search of the scriptures, I have not seen one scripture that even alludes to anyone making one step and God will make two. Since the Almighty God is the initiator of everything, how in the world can a human being who God made, make the initial step? No one can make a step without the help of the Lord. And, if anyone says, if you make one step, He will make two, they are saying that God is walking behind them. That is dangerous!


Let’s go to some scriptures to reveal what the Word of God says about who makes steps and who is to follow those steps.


Psalm 119:133 ~ Order my steps in Your Word: When David wrote this verse, he wanted the Lord to guide every step he made.


Psalm 119:105 ~ Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path; David had some very negative experiences. Therefore, he knew that as he followed the Lord, he would not walk in darkness and fall.


Psalm 37:23-24 ~ The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He delights in his way: David knew from his experiences that the Lord loved it when he walked the way God wanted him to. David also knew that if he fell, God would not utterly cast him down; the Lord would pick him up. Although Proverbs 24:16 says that a just man falls seven times and rises again, he does not rise on his own- this is comparing scriptures and there is no contradiction.


God does not walk behind anyone, He walks in front of them or the person is co-laboring with Him. How can human beings initiate anything? It was the Almighty God who created everything and without Him nothing could exist (Genesis 1:31, Colossians 1:16-17). God made us, we did not and could not make ourselves (Psalm 100:3).


If you were really studying (not just reading) the Word of God, these erroneous quotes would become less frequent until they are not being quoted at all.


Next: God is My Co-Pilot?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?

Posted on November 5, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)


God Helps Those Who Help Themselves?


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use       11-6-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


This message is another eye-opener for those who are still misquoting scriptures. God wants His children to strive for excellence by searching the scriptures for themselves (Acts 17:11). Studying takes effort and if we love the Lord, we will spend quality time in His Word (2 Timothy 2:15). Any time something is quoted in error (inaccurate), it is an untruth.


The truth is, God takes care of everybody, even the most wicked people are taken care of by God. Nobody obtained or accomplished anything on their own. Everybody is helpless without God. There was a song that went like this: “I Can’t Even Walk Without You Holding My Hand”. We cannot do anything without God. It is in God that we live move and have our being (Acts 17:28). Christ said: Without Me you can do nothing (John 15:5). Yet, through Christ we can do all things (Philippians 4:13).


If God helps those who help themselves, they would not need God because they would be in control. Some people may not honor God for what He allowed them to have, nevertheless, everything comes from Him (Deuteronomy 6:10-12, James 1:17).


The reason some people say that “God helps those who help themselves” is because they may see someone who has a need and instead of helping the person, they use that quote as an excuse not to help. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes; if you had a need, would you want someone to help you? Some people have been dealt a bad blow due to their circumstances. So, do we ignore them?


There are many scriptures in the Bible where people had various kinds of needs and they could not help themselves. Let’s go to the Word of God:


The man at the pool of Bethesda had an infirmity thirty-eight years; a certain season, an angel troubled the water and whoever stepped in first would be healed. Jesus knew that the man had been sick for a long time and He asked him: “Do you want to be made whole”? The impotent man answered and said he had no one to help in the pool; others were stepping in before him. Then Jesus said: “Rise up and walk”, and immediately he was made whole (John 5:1-9).


What about the man who was born blind? This was a progressive healing (John 9:1-7); Jesus healed many and they were made whole immediately; some examples are in this message.


Peter was walking on the water and lost his faith because of the strong wind. He looked at the circumstance instead of keeping his eyes on Jesus. Peter cried out to the Lord to save him, and immediately Jesus stretched forth His hand and caught Peter and said: “O you of little faith, why did you doubt? (Matthew 14:22-33)


The woman with the issue of blood had gone to doctors for twelve years and when her resources ran out, she realized that it would take Jesus to help her. Her faith kicked in and she pressed her way, knowing that if she touched His garment, she would be made whole (Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 5:25-34, Luke 8:43-48).


What about salvation? Some think they were born-again because they made a step toward Jesus; they didn’t do one thing. The truth is, we responded because God had already chosen us (Romans 8:29-30). Therefore, the Son of man (Jesus) came to seek and save our lost souls (Luke 19:10). No one can say they found Jesus; what is lost must be found.


The bottom line is we have to depend on God for everything. With that being so, all our help comes from the Lord (Psalm 121:1-2).


Next: If You Make One Step, He’ll Make Two?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                            BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Only What You Do for Christ Will Last?

Posted on November 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Only What You Do for Christ Will Last?      11-2-2018


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


I am repeating some mid-week challenges from a year ago, which are included in this series of misquotes. Some born-again believers need to have a better understanding of what is truth and what is error pertaining to the Word of God. Why is “Only what you do for Christ will last” is erroneous? Because, only what Christ tells you to do will last; this is what the Word of God says (1 Corinthians 3:11-15).


If you believe that only what you do for Christ will last, this could mean that you are doing what you want to do and think it is pleasing to God. The truth is, none of us know what we should be doing unless we do what the Word of God says.


Many born-again believers don’t really study (dig into) the Word of God, to see if these quotes are true. Some of these quotes sounds good, but it is like this “Everything that glitters is not gold”, so it is with things that come out of some peoples’ mouths. Everything that sounds good is not good, nor is it good for you.


I am still learning more and more as I study the Word of God; we never stop growing. There are some words that I am accustomed to using and when another word is used that means the same thing, sometimes I get confused. Since none of us have not maxed out in our growth; it should humble us to admit that regardless of the level of maturity, there is room for growth. And even being in ministry, we should be willing to admit it, if we were in error.


I heard some people say that they don’t get into the Word of God regularly, yet they say they hear from God. The first way to hear from God is through His Word; God speaks through the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit cannot bring to anyone’s remembrance what they have not learned (John 14:26).


Many people were brought up attending church much of their lives and they worked diligently in the church. So, did I; my Mother would make me usher or sing in the choir on Sunday morning after I had a bad Saturday night hangover.


This is an example of what I have observed for many years. People work, work in the church and they think their works will please God and that this will gain them entrance into heaven. Some of these people were not even born-again. How do I know this? Because Father God allowed me to witness to them; some on their dying beds.


At the Judgment Seat of Christ, you will have to give account of your works, as to whether they were good or evil (Matthew 25:14-30, 2 Corinthians 5:10). Everyone must be careful as to how they build their foundation, for no other foundation can be laid than, that of Christ…. (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). People who build on their own foundation may not understand salvation, and they are the ones who say: “Only what you do for Christ will last”.


Be sure you are building on the foundation that Christ has laid for you. You can be working diligently, and you could be born-again, but when you stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ there will not be any rewards (Romans 14:12, 2 Corinthians 5:10).


People may pat you on the back and commend you for your good works, but you will not be rewarded by Jesus.


Next: God Helps Those Who Helps Themselves?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett               BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


How to Be Free from Old Habits (Part 2) Raising the Standard

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)



How to Be Free from Old Habits – Raising the Standard (Part 2)       10-30-2018


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


It may be hard to break old habits, but it is not impossible –


As I continue with the second part of this message; “The Correct Thing to Wear”, readers will understand what the Word of God says about dressing appropriately. This is for males and females; although the female issue seems to be greater. I believe it is because men look at women (an eye-gate thing), whereas women listen (ear-gate thing) to the sweet things the men whisper in their ears.


There is a scripture stating that women should not wear clothes that pertains to a man, nor should a man put on a woman’s clothes (Deuteronomy 22:5). This scripture is highly misunderstood, and for many years women did not wear pants to church. There is difference in a female wearing women’s clothes and a male wearing men’s clothes.


Before I continue writing about the dress standards according to the Word of God, there is a saying: “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander (a male goose). This is taken from an old proverb “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”. In other words, what is good for the female is good for the male. Males should also dress appropriately.


The correct thing to wear: If you are still wearing clothes that will turn someone’s eye in a lustful way, check yourself. How can you witness to others if you are not dressed appropriately? Nobody wants to hear what you have to say, if you have on clothes that take the people’s focus off what is being conveyed. Therefore, being improperly dressed should become a thing of the past; this happens through spiritual growth. Then people will admire and compliment you, when they see that you are carrying yourself differently (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).


Some people say that everyone is on their own journey. I don’t agree; all born-again believers are on the same journey. We may be at different stages on the journey, but the goal is for every born-again believer to have a renewed mind, be conformed to the image of Christ and do what is pleasing to God (Romans 12:2). Regardless at what stage of our journey we are on, God’s standard is the same, the Word of God never changes (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8). I often say: “Born-again are in the same book (the book of life), but we may not be on the same page”. On each page of the Bible there should be something that helps us to change.


Example: Sometimes when I open the Bible, there is a rhema word that speaks directly to me, for what is needed in my life at that particular time. The Bible also is like a mirror; it exposes us to ourselves, if we are open-minded (James 1:22-25).


The scriptures tell us what is pleasing to God. Get with older seasoned saints (mentors) who you can be accountable to and they will help you live the way God wants you to live (Titus 2:3-4). Women are told to dress modestly, not in a sexual provocative manner (1 Timothy 2:9-10). It is the inward beauty that matters… in the sight of God it is of great price (1 Peter 3:3-4).


All of us dress differently, yet all of us should dress appropriately.


Next: Only What You Do for Christ Will Last?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                 BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


How to Be Free from Old Habits (Part 1) Raising the Standard

Posted on October 25, 2018 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 

How to Be Free from Old Habits (Part 1) Raising the Standard 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


It may be hard to break old habits, but it is not impossible –


This message is help us to be free from bad habits. I am using the title from a book called “The Correct Thing to Do, Say and Wear”, written by Charlotte Hawkins Brown who founded a Co-ed school in Sedalia, North Carolina. This was not a Christian school, but the students were taught good morals. If they were taught properly in the secular realm, how much more important it is for the children of God to be taught properly through the Word of God.


During my tenure as youth minister, I emphasized how important it was for the youth to say the right thing, do the right thing and dress the right way. I was also in charge of a summer enrichment program at my church. Other leaders and I took the children on outings; one of the places was the Palmer Memorial Institute that was founded by Charlotte Hawkins Brown. I used the book as a guideline to teach the youth.


An issue pertaining to the correct thing to say, do and wear is a concern in many churches today. I was sharing the issue with other born-again believers who had similar concerns. It was from the title of that book, that I was led to write to the body of Christ (children of the Most-High God).


Let’s do a break-down of the three words Dr. Brown used from a spiritual perspective:


The correct thing to do: What kind of activities are you engaged in? Who are you associating with? What places do you frequent? Hanging out with former friends (the unsaved) should be a thing of the past. We are to live like un-godly people; we are around them to be lights (Matthew 5:13-16), not to do what they do. If we do the same thing they do, how are we as children of God going to make a difference in their lives; the Word of God tells us to be not unequally yoked with unbelievers (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).


Old habits should be replaced with godly habits as we develop a better mindset (Romans 12:1-2). What about sex and other ungodly things? Do not let fornication and all uncleanness, or covetousness once be named among you, but what is convenient (proper) for saints (Ephesians 5:3).


I heard some ask this question? “Well what can we do? Can’t we have fun?” I love living a godly life; there is peace along with joy in knowing I am pleasing God my Father. The Word of God says He gives us all things to richly enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17b); there are so many clean things that God gives us like sports, various games, clean movies and television the beauty of His oceans, mountains, plains, valleys and so on.


The correct thing to say: Born-again believers should conduct themselves is a godly fashion. Are you an embarrassment to yourself and others, by certain words that come out of your mouth? I was with some people and during the conversation, one person called another person a heifer behind her back. I thought God made humans different than cows (heifers). I was so embarrassed, and this is what was said: “I cannot be with people who carry themselves that way; this will give a negative effect as to what and Who I stand for.”


People label you by the company you keep; bad company corrupts good character or good morals; no corrupt communication should come out of our mouths (Proverbs 13:20, 1 Corinthians 15:33, Ephesians 4:29). There is a saying: “Birds of a feather flock together” and whoever or whatever you surround yourself with, affects you.


What about those curse or vulgar words? Neither filthiness (obscenity), nor foolish talking, nor jesting (things that are improper)-should not come out of a Christians mouth (Ephesians 5:4). I had a terrible mouth before my born-again experience, and it was years later that I was delivered through conviction, repentance and asking God to help me. One example is: I was driving, and I thought someone in the other car was going hit my car; that curse (profanity) word flew right out of my mouth. I may have a slip periodically, but the habit is gone.


Next: How to Be Free from Old Habits – Raising the Standard (Part 2)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett              BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Calling People Bad Names?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Calling People Bad Names? 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


The last message ended with “Lucifer/Satan an Archangel”, which was not true. Lucifer was a cherub, Satan is a fallen angel, but Satan and Lucifer were the same. The name changed because the status changed.


Before going any further, I want to assure you that this is not something that I came up with by my own intellect; it is a call from God. Notice that the name of the ministry He gave me is: “Setting the Captives Free World-Wide” ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage. Many people are in bondage to many things and may not be aware of it.


For me to do the work of the ministry, there were some deliverances that I had to be set free from, before ministering to others. As long as we are on this earth, there will be continual deliverances. So, in writing these messages, it is necessary for you to know that I have not arrived yet; He’s still working in and through you and me until Christ appears (Philippians 1:6).


God loves His children so much that He wants the best for them; He wants us to be fruitful. And that can only happen through the Word of God, which will cause us to grow (John 15:5-8). If you really love someone, you would want the best for them; I love all of you and I want to see you benefiting from the Truth. If you don’t know and understand the truth, your lives are ineffective.


As I was driving from Philly to Camden, the Holy Spirit said: “Calling people bad names is judging them.” From that word, I knew He wanted to warn my brothers and sisters about calling people bad names. Let’s go to the matter at hand: “Calling People Bad Names”, starting with the definition of bad names: Poor quality or low standard; Synonym: substantial, poor, inferior, second rate, unsatisfactory, inadequate, unacceptable.


Name calling attempts to define who a person is. For instance, calling someone retarded, fatso or any other derogatory name chips away their self-esteem, causing a sense of low self-worth. Stop! I too have been guilty and can still fall into that bad habit if I am not careful! Calling someone a bad name is infectious (poisonous). How dare we call anybody a bad name, when the Word of God says He fearfully (full of awe) and wonderfully made us all; wonderful is all His works (Psalm 139:14). God created us as His masterpieces (Ephesians 2:10). Everybody born was and is created with purpose. Even Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus had purpose (Matthew 26:47-48, John 17:12). God wants us to see all people as He sees them; out of Love (1 Corinthians, chapter 13).


Suppose you call someone a bad name to others. Maybe it is the way you are feeling about yourself; it is throwing an insult at someone else, because you feel the same way about yourself. Maybe you think it’s a cool thing to do and it makes you look good to others, but when you least expect it, someone is doing the same thing to you. Everybody reaps what they sow, whether it is good or bad (Galatians 6:7).


You may get a quick high from doing this, but afterward you will be back to hating yourself again. You are really no better than the drug addict who gets a quick high (rush) and when the high is over, he or she feels bad; yet they continue to repeat the same stronghold until they get fed up and ask God for deliverance.


Bad-mouthing others is putting them down, running them down, talking down on them, and even trashing them. God didn’t make any garbage; He said everything He made was very good (Genesis 1:31).


Labeling or bad-mouthing others is judging them because you are saying that’s what they are. We cannot judge the heart, that only God knows (Matthew 7:7). The only way to judge biblically is through another born-again believer’s actions and we are not to run them down, but confront them (1 Corinthians, chapter 5).


People who say bad things about others are not necessarily bad themselves; it could be a bad habit they developed. This message is to make you think and examine yourself to see if what is being said, applies to you (2 Corinthians 13:5).


Next: How to Be Free from Old Habits (Part 1)


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                   BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Satan an Archangel?

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Satan an Archangel? 


Some Unscriptural Quotes that Professed Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Bondage (Isaiah 61:1)


Years ago, I became interested in Black History and eventually the talent of creative and innovating writing was manifested; several plays were written pertaining to who some people of color were in history. The first Narrative/Musical was titled: “A Heritage to Be Proud of”, depicting who the people of color were in the Bible.


Later I was led to write: “Do You Know Me? I’m Your History”, informing the audience about local blacks in Greensboro, North Carolina who made a difference in our community and quite a few of these people made an impact globally. Some of the real characters or their family members actually participated in the Narrative that was presented several times during Black History Month.


A short while ago, some of my family was visiting the area from New Jersey and I was able to show them a few places about our rich history and their heritage (ancestry roots). Here is my point, many of us do not know the rich history of Blacks/African Americans and so many professed born-again believers do not know the richest history of all; the Word of God.


That is why I was led to write and post many unscriptural quotes that takes the children of God into deeper bondage. The less the Word of God is known, people suffer a greater loss because of lack of knowledge, and they reject knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Throughout history God has used different means to get the truth to His children, but so many reject the truth. As much as God has done for us, we should be willing and ready to receive His truth.


Many people are calling Lucifer/Satan an archangel. That is not true. Lucifer whose name meant light-bearer became a fallen angel (Isaiah 14:12-14). Jesus said: I saw Satan as lightning fall from heaven (Luke 10:19, Isaiah 14:12-14), and he became God’s enemy (Revelation 12:9).


Lucifer once held the highest position in heaven; he was a cherub, which is different from an archangel. Today the Word of God will be the proof and final authority, regardless of what anyone says. Romans 3:4 says: Let God be true, and every man be a liar. So, who and what are you going to believe?


Cherubs are angelic beings involved in the worship and praise of God. Lucifer, a Cherub was the highest order of angels (Ezekiel 28:14, 16). Cherubims guarded the tree of life after Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24). If they had access to the tree of life, they would have lived in sin forever.


You will only see the word Archangel in two scriptures (1 Thessalonians 4:16, Jude 9). Michael the warrior is an archangel (Daniel 10:13, 21; Daniel 12:1; Jude 9; Revelation 12:7).


Gabriel was the announcer who spoke on behalf of God – (Daniel 8:16; Daniel 9:21, Luke 1:19, 26). You will not see any place in the Word of God saying that Gabriel is an archangel. However, because of his position and Michaels’ position over the other angels, I feel it is safe to say he is an archangel. Everything is not written in the Bible; but what is written is for belief that the disciples and all others might have life through His name (John 20:30-31). With that being so, careful study in searching out connecting and supporting scriptures gives reason for believing that Gabriel is an archangel.


Since you have learned about Lucifer (cherub), Satan (fallen angel), and the difference between cherub and archangel, how would you feel if someone called you a name that wasn’t your name? It is wrong to call Satan Lucifer, since the names mean something different, as you read in a previous paragraph. 


Next: Calling People Bad Names?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett               BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


The Bible Says God Will Make My Enemies My Footstool?

Posted on October 15, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


The Bible Says God Will Make My Enemies My Footstool? 


Unscriptural Quotes that Some Professed Born-Again Believers Use


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


The quote: “The Bible says God will make my enemies my footstool” has been quoted uncountable times. Today, we will see how erroneous this quote is and get the true meaning of it. I will reemphasize again and again how important it is for the children of God to know, understand and walk in truth.


Errors that have been passed on through the years are damaging and will cause the children of God to miss out on the greatest blessings. The result of lack of knowledge is to suffer loss (Hosea 4:6). Not only will the children of God suffer loss on this earth, there will also be eternal consequences.


There is no evidence in the entire Bible that says: “God will make my enemies my footstool”. Let’s go to the scriptures in the Old and New Testaments and get a clear understanding of who, what and why the scriptures are referring to and; in this particular scripture, there is a when. There are seven scriptures that say the same thing.


This was spoken by David under inspiration of the Holy Spirit: The LORD (God the Father) said to my Lord (Jesus the Son), sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool (Psalm 110:1).


Jesus spoke these words to the Pharisees: How then does David in Spirit saying, The LORD said to My Lord, sit on My right hand till I make your enemies Your footstool (Matthew 22:43-44). For David himself said by the Holy Spirit, my Lord …. (Mark 12:36). And David himself said in the book of Psalms, The LORD said to my Lord… (Luke 20:40-43).


David foretold of Christ’s resurrection saying: For David is not ascended in the heavens, but he said himself: The LORD said to my Lord… (Acts 2:34-35). Which to angels He at any time: Sit on My right hand until … (Hebrews 1:13). All the Old Testament priest offered the same sacrifices often which could never take away sins, but this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right of God; waiting till His enemies would be made his footstool (Hebrews 10:12-13). Remember what I said about supporting and connecting scriptures? Well, this one should certainly increase your faith.


It is evidenced that the Who David was writing about was the Lord Jesus Christ, and the When was pertaining to the future. David was writing about What would happen - Jesus had to die and resurrect from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:14-19); Why it would happen - Jesus loved and died for the sins of the world, so people could be born-again and live eternally with Him (John 3:16).


You saw the first when of prophesy pertaining to Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection that took place approximately two thousand years ago. The second when is very important and will take place near the end of time (Revelation 20:10-15). All of Jesus’ enemies will be made His footstool; when the until or till takes place.


Who are the Lord’s enemies? Satan and the devils (demons) and those whose names are not written in the Book of Life (Revelation 20:15). Yes, all unsaved people are God’s enemies, so were we prior to our new-birth (Romans 5:10).


Did my LORD say to you; sit at his right hand, or did He say it to the Lord Jesus Christ? Even though we are seated in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:4-6), only One is at the right hand of the LORD. We will reign with Jesus as kings, but He is the King and Lord!


Greek definition: Footstool – to be under the foot of the One who has total dominion; a footstool used by a conquering King to place His foot on the neck of the conquered.


Jesus gave us power over the devil (Luke 10:19), but that is in the here and now. Jesus’ enemies will be His footstool in the future (Acts 2:34-35, Hebrews 1:13, Hebrews 10:12-13).


Next: Lucifer/Satan an archangel?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG


Satan's Powerful Abilities - Personal Experiences

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Satan’s Powerful Abilities – Personal Experiences 


Setting the Captives Free World-Wide ~ Breaking the Chains of Ignorance (Isaiah 61:1)


Satan is out to get all of God’s children, just as he tried to destroy Moses; he had to be hidden (Exodus 2:3) and Jesus; His parents had to flee to Egypt (Matthew 2:13-23). I believe he was trying to destroy me because of the particular calling on my life to expose him so others can be set free from bondage. The further along you are in your calling, the attacks will be more severe.


I am going to share a few of my experiences that line up, connect and are supported by the Word of God:


This is one that is hard to distinguish if you don’t know about people operating in psychic abilities. I was with some women and one began to prophesy; the question was asked as to how long she had been prophesying. The woman said it was done most of her life. The gifts are not manifest until after people become born-again. The Spirit of God began to reveal that the lady came through a line of witches and how others in the family prophesied. The woman shared how they went to Salem Massachusetts every year to the annual events in the month of October celebrating Halloween and its magic.


An assignment was sent out against me from New Jersey and the deadly attack came while I was visiting North Carolina; Satan is the prince of the power of air and there is no distance in the spirit realm (Ephesians 2:2). Satan transforms himself into an angel of light and his ministers also transform themselves into angels of light (2 Corinthians 11:14). It was a minister that Satan was influencing to poison me, and I almost died, but God had a plan (Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 1:6) and Satan could not destroy me. People were praying for me world-wide.


I had a dream that a witch had on a cape with a cowl (hood) was trying to come through the front door, knowing that she was not wanted. The person that the devil was using to come in without being invited, was a relative.


One day, I was headed to the library and as soon as I stepped on the porch, it felt like pins or needles were sticking in my body. I screeched because of the pain; a friend was with me and took authority over the devil and the attack stopped. How did this happen? Remember that there is no distance in the spirit realm. Someone had something like a picture or something that connected to me and they tried to work witchcraft on me, but it didn’t work.


On another occasion a guest visiting me used my tablet to play the game Avatar; this game is about witches and spirits are invoked (inviting them in). When the guest left I was harassed and attacked by demons; I went on my tablet and saw the conversation between my guest and the spirit. They even called me the B word. I deleted anything that was connected to Avatar and I took authority over the demons that harassed and attacked me.


Years ago, I was in Rochester New York as a guest at a ministry. The place was full to capacity, so the Director asked me if I would mind if someone else could sleep in the bed on the other side of the room. I agreed, and later that night I woke up and looked across the room and the young lady’s body was levitating (to rise and hover in the air, especially by means of supernatural power). People who open themselves to the demonic powers have a feeling of power, doing what some others cannot do. I believe the demons were trying to put fear in me.


I am telling you how real and dangerous the enemy is. You may not have experienced what I’ve been through, but if you are a child of the Most-High God, Satan is out to get you one way or the other.


Next: Lucifer/Satan – Archangel?


Unshackled ~ Betty A. Burnett                           BURNETTMINISTRIES.ORG




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