Friday 11:00 AM Livestream Broadcast October 23, 2015
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7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
I am going to make an effort to talk about Satan’s kingdom with angels, and he commands them and rules them, and then our angels, God’s angels—and there is a group of them—and they are certainly under the command of the Captain of the Lord of Hosts, that would be Jesus, and God’s angels and Satan’s angels oppose one another all the time.
I intended to talk about some things that I have experienced but I’m not sure that I have the inner strength to go as far as I want to go. I posted a testimony this morning on Facebook, referencing an experience I had in the seventies… [Paul: I have it here with me.] Well glory be to God!
This actually took place with me and four other men that walked with me in the seventies, in Weldon Parks’ dental office in Louisville. Weldon was a good friend of mine, I haven’t seen him for several years but I did talk to him a year or so back on the phone, but Paul is going to read what took place that night.
Victory Over Satan [read by Paul Peters]:
“A Victory over Satan in the Heavens
Published March 27, 2015 at 6:04pm
Yesterday afternoon it was in my spirit to contact Weldon Parks. I have not spoken to him since the 1990’s. He is now a recently retired dentist. Weldon was a very good friend of mine. In the 1970’s I had a home bible study and he with his family attended for a period of time. Weldon Parks provided his dentist office in Lewisville for a place for George Ferrell, Dennis Birdsong, Butch Irwin, himself, and me to pray.
I had encountered much tribulation and persecution for several years. I believe it was late 1974 or 1975 when we met in that office to pray. On this particular day we prayed for about forty-five minutes then my statement was, “I’m going to get a drink of water and then we are going to pray.” One of the men replied, “I thought we had been praying.” I had no response.
As we began again to pray I could sense in my spirit God was leading me to a victory. After about thirty minutes I started to pray, “I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus, all my sins are forgiven, I am justified, sanctified, and made righteous by the blood of Jesus.” I know righteousness is a gift but it comes through the blood. Now I was sure in my spirit that I was ready to speak something that I was not at all familiar with. I said, “I address the chief ruler over Dallas and Fort Worth Texas in the name of Jesus.” I kept addressing that chief ruler over Dallas and Fort Worth Texas; I never would change my words, just kept repeating that statement. Faith and power kept building in my heart.
In a few minutes I saw a grey ceiling made of what looked like concrete in the Spirit. I was encouraged and kept addressing that chief ruler. Suddenly I saw a crack form in that concrete ceiling. When I saw the crack I was more encouraged to keep praying. Then either side of the crack began to lift and in a few seconds both sides stood straight up. One of the men praying with me said, “Goodness, you just broke through concrete!” I thought to myself, that is exactly what it looked like.
1 I Am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light.
3 Surely against me is he turned; he turneth his hand against me all the day.
4 My flesh and my skin hath he made old; he hath broken my bones.
5 He hath builded against me, and compassed me with gall and travail.
6 He hath set me in dark places, as they that be dead of old.
7 He hath hedged me about, that I cannot get out: he hath made my chain heavy.
8 Also when I cry and shout, he shutteth out my prayer.
9 He hath inclosed my ways with hewn stone, he hath made my paths crooked.
10 He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.
11 He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate.
12 He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow.
13 He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins.
14 I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day.
15 He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood.
16 He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones, he hath covered me with ashes.
17 And thou hast removed my soul far off from peace: I forgat prosperity.
18 And I said, My strength and my hope is perished from the Lord:
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
This describes in many ways the situation I was in. Notice verse 8, “He shutteth out my prayer”.
Following that day there was a gradual change in my daily activities and the darkness began to fade.
I will always remember and thank God for these four men.
Servant and apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ"
Folks, let me tell you, I was born and raised in a John Wesley Holiness church, John Wesley’s teachings, just like Wesley wrote it or at least what they thought Wesley wrote, because they went back to see what they could find about his teachings.
I was born again, saved, just before I was six years of age playing on a little gravel pile that my father brought up and put by my mother’s kitchen window where she could watch me. We lived on my Dad’s aunt’s farm; we rented it and leased it, we moved there just before I was six.
So, in 1970 being born again, I was baptized in the Holy Ghost at midnight, July 24, 1970, started speaking in tongues. Then I was baptized in water in a swimming pool in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, in early September, and then the next night God told me return to the land of your fathers, southwest Missouri—Sarcoxie, 22 miles east of Joplin—and we lived 18 miles east of Joplin as a teenager on a farm. But now we’re in 1970 and I’m following God having sold my veterinary hospital and practice (121 Veterinary Hospital) in McKinney, Texas, January 2, 1970.
June 1971 God sends me to Florida; I lived in Florida eleven months, managing a small animal hospital.
In 1972 God sends me back to Texas from south Florida. I practiced veterinary medicine In Texas from 1963 to January 1970. Now I live in Denton County, the county just west of Collin County, where we live now, where I moved to in 1963 from Missouri. Now God has led me by his Spirit out to that area to be tempted of the devil, to be proved, to be humbled to see if I would obey his commandments and show me what was in my heart. Believe me folks, no one understood me.
I knew Derek Prince, Bob Mumford, Don Basham, personally, I knew Lydia Prince personally, very well, and Charles Simpson only slightly and God sends me to Argyle and I had no other training, I had the bible, the King James and about five others, concordances, and study and pray and learn how to pray and obey God, do Jehovah’s will. It was a scary adventure. No one believed that I was following God, not one person.
Finally my daughter Kathy Davidson Mai, started in 1970, late 1972, early 1973, God brought her home to live with us, Pat and I . Pat is in heaven, [went there in 2003]. Kathy Davidson Mai, not the Kathie Davidson that you know, not the one that’s the preacher—that happens to be Kathie Davidson that lives with me. And no there is nothing confused about what I’ve done, or what I do, or what Kathie D does, not Kathy Mai, my natural born daughter.
I’ve obeyed God all these 45 almost 46 years, obeyed God and done His commandments, everyone of them, not disobeyed one of them. One of them I had the second opportunity to repeat and obey it and I did. Wholly have I walked after Jesus, amen.
So out in this area of attacks by one religious preacher after another, one religious person after another, God caused me to stand up to the chief ruler of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. I didn’t’ even know there was a chief ruler but now I know there is. God gave me revelation of all this and I got out from under that ruler in 1977, moved back to McKinney and then Plano, started this church January 4, 1981, in this building. (Read about Seed of Abraham Ministries; read about my charter if you want to know about my ministry and myself.)
When I started this ministry in Plano, I lived in Fairview. July 1, 2004, I moved from the city of Fairview, north of Plano about ten miles, to Plano and lived in Plano after that, but prior to that I would go home every night and sleep; but when I came to Plano to live July 1, 2004, I met a spirit that I was not familiar with; but guess what? That’s what apostles can do; they can go where God has never sent a man and establish a church. I heard Norvel Hayes say, “Lester Sumrall could start a church without people.” Well I did it. I appreciated Norvel saying that. I just obeyed the Spirit of God. That’s how I got here.
But July 1, 2004 the lid came down, pressure like you won’t believe, amen. I brought Terry and Kathy Mai with me but they lived in Allen. I don’t think they ever lived in Plano. I brought Pat with me and of course she lived where I did; she went to heaven in 2003. People joined me here, [from] Plano, and Allen, and Dallas and Fort Worth and all around. But I’m battling principalities, Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Principalities, powers (the word is exousia: authorities) of Satan. I wrestle against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, against them and against spiritual wickedness in high places. So I had experience in Argyle, and I overcame, God brought me here in Plano. I had experience battling against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness; I lived under them and they’re tough. You may live under them, but you may not; you may sleep and live somewhere else.
Terre Brown lived in Dallas County for twenty-one or twenty-two years, from the time she was about three. She moved to Plano with Steve, and Dallas County and Plano are the only places she’s lived since she was a small baby and girl in Austin.
Kathy Mai lived where I lived—Sarcoxie, Japan, Columbia, Missouri. Look, Kathy Mai has never been subject to the principalities and powers of Dallas and Plano. Thank God. See, its God that does what He wants.
Kathie D, formerly Kathie Small, born in Pennsylvania, lived in Ohio, an hour or so, south of Cleveland, from the time she was six till she was twenty or twenty-one, moved to Texas, got married, lived in Dallas I believe, but she moved to Frisco. There were almost no houses where God put her. So in 2009, I brought her to Plano, she lives with me and God started setting her free from her past, where she lived, Pennsylvania, Ohio, amen, thank God. See I had the faith; I had the experience to do that with her. Amen. Thank God. God has set her up to where she can stand up under the rulers of Plano. She went through, with me, a lawsuit from Dallas County and overcame a bunch. She also dealt with a lawsuit against me, a second one, with Dallas County attorneys. Kathie D, obeying the prophet, spoke to these Dallas lawyers, words to speak to her ex, and she overcame all—all of it. She even had a Dallas attorney apologize to her, saying “I wish I had never got involved in this suit.” And she said, “Don’t ever send me another email, I don’t want to hear from you again.” We were having fun, Paul. Now Kathie D has been prepared where she stands.
In 2014 God started ministering to Terre Brown—Dallas County family, churches, universities, high school, Campus Crusade for Christ , amen, Methodist churches in Dallas county, seminaries, I should say seminary teachings, by seminarian professors, Pharisees, for 11 years. All this has been going on for almost two years. God setting her free and I experienced in 2004 the power of darkness on my ministry; God told me it was coming. The power of darkness came down on many, well it came down on all Water of Life people. They were tempted, they denied me, they listened to the devil, falsely accused me.
It doesn’t bother me; you don’t know what you’re talking about. In December of 2014, I was praying with Terre in her home in Plano and started redeeming her by the blood of Jesus from oppression in heavenly places and God started delivering her from that oppression. I now see, clearly, that much of what I’ve battled with in ministering to Terre Brown in 2014 and 2015 comes from wicked spirits in high places (Ephesians 6). “High oppression, spiritual wickedness in heavenly places on high” and that has really affected Terre. I just now hear something, the religious spirits, the religious seminarians oppressed you [Terre] greatly with their Pharisee hearts and I believe that’s what that deliverance was from. That took place just before Christmas of 2014 and Steve walked into the house and heard me praying, he’s a witness to it. He’s also a participant of the same teachings you attended by and large. Glory!
I see Kathy Mai affected by spiritual wickedness in high places and I’ll take care of that. Terry Mai was affected by them and he’s in heaven.
Glory! Hallelujah! I think Paul, I’m a happy preacher. Let’s have a song.
"Wrestling With Spiritual Wickedness in High Places"