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THAT OUR EYES MAY BE OPENED
By Patricia A. Brown
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Chapter OneA Pinch
I come before you my sisters and brothers to share with you just a pinch of the mystery of our father. Well, you might be thinking what do she mean about a pinch? (Read the book) Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, the Lord, the creator of the ends of the earth, faineth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of this understanding. (Isaiah 40:28) Great is our Lord and of great power: his understanding is infinite. (Psalm 147:5) As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. (Ecclesiastes 11:5) O the depth of the richest both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgements, and his ways past finding out. (Romans 11:33) You see, out of all we know, or think we know about God, and the little bit he has given us, it's just a pinch. There is so much more our heavenly father wants to make known to his children. But I will share with you what our heavenly father has given me. That our eyes may be opened.
And the mystery of what God created....
Something we all take very lightly, our enemy, Satan. This creature isn't just my enemy, but ours, the entire universe. Yes, Satan got beef with God's people, this spirit can't stand us, and it hates us. Only because we are the image of God, when Satan see and hear us, he hears and sees God. It reminds Satan where it uses to live and the position he use to have in heaven. Let's go a little deeper, there's only one of these creatures. Yes there is a third of heaven working for Satan; but it's still one creature, but all types of spirits, and these spirits, evil I might add, gets their orders from Satan. You see, we underestimate this creature, now it's time for its identity to be revealed so that we can stop biting and devouring one another. We're all God's children; we suppose to love each other, not hating one another. So come on and go with me so that our eyes may be opened. For centuries my sisters and brothers we all have been deceived by this creature which is our enemy, Satan himself. You might be thinking why I am describing this creature as it, because it is a spirit. A spirit can work through anybody and anything. When it was cast down from heaven that's when it became a spirit form. But while it was in heaven it was an angel. Don't get me wrong, we still use the term he, and that's okay because that's what he was in the beginning, a liar and the father of all lies. So now this spirit is here on earth and has set him up a kingdom and is trying to destroy all that he can. His job is to keep you from going where he has been kicked out of, which is heaven. Let us talk about him for a little because this spirit is behind every evil work. We know when Satan was cast down from heaven, a third of the angels were cast down with him, which represent his kingdom. This spirit has several names: dragon, serpent, devil, Satan, deceiver, etc. But his name in heaven was called Lucifer. (Read the book) How art thou fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! (Isaiah 14:12) What I want you to see; it's the same spirit, just operating under different titles. Okay let's go to another level; here are some more of his titles here on earth. Remember we're going to another level, but the same spirit in operation. You have heard of some people stealing, killing, lying, committing suicide, wives unfaithful to husbands, husbands unfaithful to wives, parents killing their children, children killing their parents, prejudice in so many forms, black against whites, whites against blacks, sex outside of marriage, but they call it common law marriage, jealousy, drug addiction, alcoholism, taking prayer outside of school, and so much more. Yes, the spirit of Satan is behind it all, he's just camouflaging himself, and we call them addictions, but God wants to deliver us out of the hands of Satan. That is why you hear the spiritual term; he or she has a lying spirit, a spirit of addictions, a suicide spirit etc. Because Satan himself has camouflaged himself. Do not think for one second Satan will work against himself, because he won't. His kingdom is together, his elves are working with him, and they will not go against each other for anything. (Read the book) And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself, how shall then his kingdom stand? (Matthew 12:26) Now look around you, look around the world, do it look like Satan is divided? I'll answer it for you, no. His kingdom is together. I got to say that gain, Satan and all who fell from heaven with him are together with him, even until now. Because Satan knows that a divided anything can't stand against itself. Now I said all of that to say this, look how divided we are, the world, from the highest on earth, all the way down to the lowest on earth, we are divided. And Satan knows this and this is what gives him the advantage, but he is subject to the almighty God and to those that walk in their kingdom authority. But a divided anything against itself cannot stand. A marriage, a company, a business, a family, etc. you see those two words, against itself; when two people, or a group of people come together, rather it's marriage, business, organization, government, whatever the case may be, if it includes more than one person, you are forming one. One body, it's no more twins, you all become one. If one in the group, rather its two or more, turn against one another, the kingdom is divided. It could be a family or a business or a country, where there's unity there's strength. And Satan can't come between us if we're together, and the devil knows this, that is why he won't fight and war against those that are in his kingdom. Think about that America, if we all want to win, we all have to come together. Because Satan don't like the black man no more than he like the white man, he don't like the white man nor more than he like the black man. He don't like the rich or the poor nor in between. He doesn't like the sinners or the saints. He hates God, our creator and his, he hates us, every human being that God breathe breath into, and that's what make us into his image. His breath is his spirit, Satan don't like you for that reason. (Read the book) And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent called the devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were casted out with him. (Revelation 12:9) Woe to the inhibitors of the earth and of the sea. For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (Revelation 12:12) Yes, our enemy knows that his time is not along as it was, time is as hand. That our eyes may be opened. (And I quote) "Some have said Satan don't have any power". (End of quote) Let the (book speak) To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them, which are sanctified by faith that is in me. (Acts 26:18) Where in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. (Ephesians 2:2) Yes, Satan has power, don't underestimate our enemy. (Read the book) Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. (Genesis 3:1) We the people, flesh and blood, human beings can't do anything with this spirit. But we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. And that's the only way to defeat Satan is through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen. We're talking about our enemy, Satan. So if we wants to win in the end, those of you that haven't made the Lord your Savior, its time, you don't even have time to think about it. Jesus is standing with open arms; he's only a prayer away. And those of you that are in the Lord it's time to seek the Lord like never before. It's time to be real, some of you are playing and the Devil already has you, because if you're playing with God, then you know God don't have you. And you don't want to play with Satan either. (Read the book) Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peters 5:8) Satan is also called a thief. (Read the book) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come (talking about Jesus) that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10) You see that, Satan come to steal, kill, and destroy, there's nothing good in those three words, but God,came that you might have life and more, and more, and more of it. Beloved, I'm not your enemy, for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son. But Satan is our entire enemy, that our eyes may be opened.
The Holy Ghost
What is the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost? What does the Holy Ghost do? Where does the Holy Ghost come from? What is it, it is the spirit of God, it's his power that dwelled on the inside of spirit-filled saints that's living in agreement with God's word. It helps a human being (mortal man) to live according as the good book command us to live, until Christ comes back and changes us from mortal to immortal being. It's power, holy power, clean power, righteous power, sanctified power, anointing power, and it's also called the comforter. That's what the Holy Ghost is. You see, you can have power like so many on this earth do, but all doesn't have this kind of power. Who is the Holy Ghost? It's God himself, being manifests through his holy saints. Those that hath separated themselves and became unspotted from the world, God the father, Jesus the son all wrapped up in one. What it does? It keeps you, it comforts you, it causes you to love, when you know you should be hating, it keeps you out of that bed with that married man, it keeps you out the bed with any man you're not married to. It brings such peace into your life; you can withstand any storm that comes your way. It will teach you all things, and bring all things back to your remembrance, it will keep you out of hell, and place you right into heaven, it will bring you out of the night clubs, it'll get you off the dance floor on the altar, it will cause you to stop drinking, smoking, lying, cursing, hating, stealing, etc. That's what the Holy Ghost will do, and more if you will let him. Where does it come from? From God himself, it comes up out of him, remember the pinch? It's just a little taste of who he is, our little mortal bodies couldn't handle but a pinch of this almighty and powerful Holy and righteous God. So he (God) gives us a little bit of himself, he don't want to leave you alone, because the Lord knows that we cannot make it without him. He's our comforter, to help us, to guard and protect us from our enemy,(Satan) and so much more. (Read the book) But the comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever, I have said unto you. (John 14:26) Beloved we're going to need the spirit of God; we will not survive without the Holy Ghost. That our eyes may be opened. Now that you know what the Holy Ghost is, and who it is, and what it does, and where it comes from, would you like to have it? And if you do, here's how you receive it. (Read the book) Then Peter said unto then, repent, and is baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38) The very first thing you have to do is repent, there's no other way, repent of all your sins, all of your wrong doings. How do you repent? Open your mouth and heart to God and just talk to him from your heart, and you have to become Godly sorrow for all you have done that was not pleasing in the eyesight of the almighty God. In case you don't know, God knows if you're sincere or not. And from there, you go on to be baptized in Jesus Christ name, not in the father, son, nor is Holy Spirit, neither one a name. Father isn't a name, son isn't a name, and neither is Holy Spirit a name, but in the name of Jesus Christ. How do you get baptized? You step over into the water, and the person who is doing the baptism will bury you under that water, not sprinkle, but cover your whole body under the water and bring you straight up out of the water. (Read the book) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water, and lo the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him; And lo a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:16-17) You see, when we do it the way God said do it, everything will work out, and God will be well pleased. You see baptism washes away your sins symbolically, a symbol of the old man being buried. Dead, meaning that old nature of yours, you don't lie, curse, steal, kill, fornicate, commit adultery, drink, smoke, go out partying, getting high, gambling, no more casinos, no card games, and so much more we don't do. Why? Because that old man is buried through baptism. After we have repented and have been baptized for the remission of our sins (remission means forgiveness) your debt has been cancelled. Jesus paid your debt on the cross, so now you've been bought with a price. You are no more your own, God own you. Yes, he still gives us a free will, but choose good so that you can live. Now, after baptism you are ready for the Holy Ghost. The scripture says, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The gift, it's a gift to you from God; you know we've talked about the Holy Ghost being God himself that dwelleth on the inside of man. You know one scripture says, he wants to come in and sup with us, move in, live, abide, fellowship, be married to us. That's what receiving the Holy Ghost is, excepting God into your heart, but you know you got to keep the temple clean. He doesn't live in an unclean environment. So if you want him to remain there, you have to keep your temple clean, no stains and no blemishes. It's just like your own home, every time you walk in the kitchen and fix something to eat or drink and you reach for a plate, glass, fork, spoon, pot, pan, the whole sink stacked with all those dirty dishes, you're not going to like that. You're getting ready to take a bath and the tub is filthy, you're not going to like that. When you reach for something to use, you don't want to wash or clean it every time you need it or want to use it, do you? God wants use to stay clean, so whenever he gets ready to reach for us, to use us, he wants us to be clean. Plus, he's a Holy God and he dwelled in Holy places. That our eyes may be opened. Now we're moving on, you are a new born baby, starting a new spiritual walk with Christ. Your next step is fellowshipping with the saints of God, getting under a Holy Ghost filled spiritual Father that has a heart that is all about the will of God.
You see, there's so many counterfeiters out there. They're not living by what they preach, they are hungry for money. Lying, telling people God said bring up five hundred one thousand dollars or more and you will get a check in mail. You got to pay for your prophesy now; they got the fifty dollar line, hundred dollar line, five hundred dollar line, and thousand line. If they see you not getting up to come and get in line, they will talk about you standing right there in church while everybody knowing their talking about you. They will also get mad at you if you don't move, and will tell you don't look for me to prophesy to you. They might even say, "You come in God's house you get a word, you sit here and we preach to you all night and prophesy and you don't want to give God anything." You get it? They say God; but they want it, meaning the money for themselves. God is going to get you so called "preachers" and you know who you are. Stop giving you and your family hard earned money to those false preachers and prophets. (Read the Book) Feed the flock of God which is among you taking the oversight thereof not by constraint, but willingly not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind neither as being Lords over God's heritage but being examples to the flock. 1 Peter 5:2-3 and if they are sent by God they will not be asking for those money lines. I'll tell you something else too; watch those churches that have an ATM machine in their lobbies. You can say what you want to, but those preachers that have those machines in their buildings, along with twenty buckets going up and down the church aisles, do you think he is going to cry aloud spare not, lift up his voice like a trumpet and shew God's people their transgressions and the house of Jacob their sins.
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