THE FALL OF THE END-TIME CHURCH - The Unclean Oracle by Paul M Hanssen - article #3
THE FALL OF THE END-TIME CHURCH – The Unclean Oracle –
By Pastor Paul M Hanssen – article #3
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Divination comes from an unclean, un-sanctified source or oracle. Without this “place”, the python spirit, along with other destructive spirits working in the church today would have no foothold, or springboard from which to minister their death.
God designed man as a threefold being; body, soul, and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23). The spirit, the heart and center part of man, was given to him as a means by which man could live in fellowship with God; spirit joined to spirit, fire to fire, breath to breath. It was the spirit which was to become God’s throne room, or holy oracle, the Most Holy Place within man. God has two throne rooms, as it were. One is in heaven, and the other He desires to have in the hearts of mankind.
§ GOD’S THRONE ROOM IN HEAVEN
Isaiah 66:1-2 Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:
§ GOD’S THRONE ROOM IN THE SPIRIT OF MAN
Isaiah 57:15-16 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Man’s spirit is to be a mirror reflection of the throne room of God in heaven. Jesus even taught His own disciples to pray “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”. (Matthew 6:10).
God’s Kingdom is not of this world. It is not contained within borders, nor does it occupy land. His throne room is not in a palace within a capital city. His Kingdom can only come to this earth when it is established in the place that God originally intended; within the heart of man. Only then, can God’s will be done on earth as is it in heaven.
2 Corinthians 6:16-17 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,
Luke 17:20-21. Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
It has been God’s purpose, from the beginning, to establish His throne room, His holy oracle, in the temple of man’s heart. God designed our spirits to host and to house His dwelling presence as the King, Master, Governor, and Ruler of our lives. He desired to accomplish this by establishing His throne-room in the holy oracle within. All that we are, all that we do, and all that we say comes from this oracle within our hearts. However, an un-sanctified oracle, or an oracle throne room that has not yet established God as the Master, King, and supreme authority, will act upon the presiding and occupying authority.
Matthew 15:18-20 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
When God created Adam male and female and placed them in the Garden of Eden, their spirits, the throne room within, was empty. God told man what His will was. He gave man the command to dress and to keep the garden. He commanded man to eat of all the trees in the garden, including the tree of life. But man was not to eat of the tree in the midst of the garden which was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:15, Genesis 2:17).
Through obedience to God’s word and commands, mankind had the opportunity to invite the King of all life into his/her spirit and to occupy the throne of his heart and will. From this holy throne-room, God would then govern and rule upon earth through the obedience of mankind. Instead, mankind chose another master. They chose the voice of the serpent. The serpent used oracles of divination, truth mixed with lies, to allure mankind into deception.
Genesis 3:2-5 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Eve believed and acted upon the deception of the serpent. Adam joined Eve in her disobedience to God. From that day until this day, the serpent has governed the hearts of humanity from an unholy, self-centered, unruly, diseased oracle. The throne-room within the spirit of man became corrupted. It is from this unholy oracle that the spirit of divination springs forth and operates. It is from a place in our hearts that has not yet been captivated by the King of Glory that the serpentine, pythonic spirit speaks through the mouths of countless “Christians”.
The spirit if divination often speaks truth, but the source is wrong and the truth is mixed with error. The words are not coming from a holy oracle. Rather they are coming from an unclean, unholy oracle wherein is a throne occupied by the self and demonic influences that man inherited from Adam’s fall.
Our hearts have been occupied by the kingdom of darkness ever since man’s disobedience to God’s commands. Jesus died to reclaim the throne-room. But this does not happen at salvation. Rather, it is a process of spiritual growth. As we grow in sanctification and die daily to the self, we will come to the place of finally allowing, and welcoming, the Father to take His rightful place on the throne of our hearts. (Hebrews 8:10). The reclaiming of the throne room is an act of war. It is a choice of continuously denying the self; to the will, desires, hungers, and appetites of the corrupted nature in preference to the will and purpose of God. The self, co-shares the throne of the heart along with the serpentine nature that crawled into the oracle of God when man fell in disobedience. The reclaiming of this “holy place” is a spiritual journey.
(John 17:17, Ephesians 5:26, 1 Peter 3:15, Ephesians 4:14-16, 22-24, Ephesians 2:21-22, 1 Peter 2:2)
Jeremiah 17:9-10 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
We should take heed indeed to ourselves as our hearts are more deceitful than anything else. There is some unfinished business within our hearts, an oracle that needs reclaiming, a stolen throne room that God desires to possess. It is from this place that all issues of life proceed from.
Proverbs 4:23-24. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
The word “issues” means, boundary, borders, exit, going forth, deliverance, and source. As God is allowed to possess the heart, He sets the boundaries of life. He sets the fence-line, the border, and He becomes the source of life springing from within. We must keep, guard, consider and protect our hearts with all diligence! God wants His throne room back!
Unfortunately, the modern church world, by large, is ignoring this vital portion of truth. Actually, instead of teaching their followers to de-throne the self, people are being taught to freely express the self and to be free to be “who they are”. This has produced a church that is void of God’s presence, but filled with the expressions of fallen man. From this “place” of un-sanctified expression has sprung anti-God, anti-Christ spirits wreaking havoc. From this unholy oracle, proceeds all manner of deception and falsehood. It is from the un-sanctified heart that God given boundaries are rejected and the laws of God disobeyed. This has, and is leading to the downfall of the modern-day church. As the laws and boundaries set by God in His word are rejected, the church has opened the gates and broken down the walls of protection allowing all manner of demonic spirits to infiltrate. The crushing spirit of Pythonic divination and deception run rampant. Be aware – Wake up!