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               What Is Rhema?                            What Must I Do Now ?

Control And Manipulation                               


                  "IN THE AGE OF UNIVERSAL DECEIT,


                                                             George Orwell


                                                           NKJV John 8:32

                          “And you shall know the truth

                       and the truth shall make you free.”


             Ecclesiastes 1:18  For in much wisdom is much grief:

               and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.


           Jeremiah 9:6  Your habitation is in the midst of deceit;

           through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD.


Control and manipulation is a disaster of the greatest magnitude because it completely

prevents and hinders holiness in the one who suffers this hindrance.

The reason  is that it creates a barrier which separates

the people of God from the Eternal.

This is a condition which is much more common than we would at first think.

It masquerades under the guise of church government.


Holiness is the result of carrying out instructions from the Eternal,

whatever those instructions might be.

Holiness is not a matter that some purported ‘Holy Person’ has said a set of specific words,

which are a formula in a book, or going through a particular ritual or tradition,

which is often a complete mystery to those participating in this activity.

This performance, because that is what it is, is exactly what our adversary uses to entrap us.


The staff that Moses carried was just an ordinary piece of stick, a piece of wood.

There were no special prayers said over it.

It was the obedience of Moses which made the rod holy.

The reason for this is that Moses was following what we call Rhema,

which is the Living direct word of the Eternal.

The ordinary rod now became extraordinary,

simply because of obedience to the word of God.

In obedience he cast down the staff and it became a snake.

The hand of Moses also became holy, because he obeyed the Eternal directly.


Exodus 4:3  And he said, Cast it on the ground. And he cast it on the ground,

and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it.

4  And the LORD said unto Moses, Put forth your hand, and take it by the tail.

And he put forth his hand, and caught it, and it became a rod in his hand: 


Here we see two miracles the rod becoming a serpent when Moses threw it

to the ground as he was told.

Next we see him hold the snake by the tail and it became a rod again.


We see two more miracles, his hand is made holy when he again obeyed and put his hand

in his bosom. It became leprous and when he took it out it became normal again.  


The hand of Moses became an extension of the Lord’s hand.


Exodus 7: 5  And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD,

when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt,

and bring out the children of Israel from among them.   


Further more the Eternal says that it was He, that was bringing

Israel out of Egypt.

So we see that it was not only the hand of Moses that was an extension

of the Eternal, but Moses, himself.

When the people grumbled against Moses, the Eternal also took

it personally, that they were complaining against Him.


The staff, hand and very voice of Moses and Aaron were awesome tools

that the Eternal used.

Due to the hesitancy of Moses to carry out the Eternal’s will, he was given

Aaron to be his spokesman.

The power of Aaron was the same as Moses.

It was the same Spirit operating. 


Holy people and things are for the Eternal’s use and purpose.

A go-between completely prevents this direct empowering link.

When we understand this, we can see why control and manipulation is such

important area for our adversary to impose on us.

Instead of having the power of the Eternal we end us with his feeble false lying power.


Often the fear is that those in leadership fear greatly that they would

lose their authority, status and position, if they allowed and indeed

encouraged their flock to listen to and obey the Eternal directly.

This is a sad and unfortunate lack of understanding.

If it was realised that everyone has their function clearly defined

from before the foundation of the earth.

Therefore there is no need, and it is even pointless for us to compete with one another

to get ourselves into a better or superior position over others.


Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works,

which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.


These good works are not the activities that we classify as good works.

These works were ordained in eternity past and they were the works

which the Eternal has assigned to us who have been created in Christ Jesus,

that is born anew.


There is a formula for holiness, we have to

Listen to the Eternal,

Obey the Eternal

Exercise total Faith in the Eternal,

Use the power entrusted to us as directed by the Eternal.


Today we do not listen, therefore we do not hear.

If we do not hear we are unable to obey.

The end result is that the church is utterly powerless, degraded,

and even worse in the clutches of witchcraft and the occult.


This can be a real dilemma for those who have been converted

from ‘powerful witchcraft’ to feeble Christianity.

Time and again during the Exodus you will see Moses employing

the very real power which had been entrusted to him.


The entire Tabernacle and its contents in the wilderness were holy

because they had been made according to the detailed instructions of the Eternal.

If Moses had not followed his blueprint precisely and if he added some utensils,

or designs of his own, instead of the Tabernacle being holy, the whole thing

would have been an abomination – Strange Fire -  and would probably have

resulted in the demise of the nation of Israel.


Elijah became holy because he obeyed.

He owned very little, but that which he had was holy because of its use.

Elijah’s mantle was used to perform miracles.


2 Kings 2:8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together,

and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither,

so that they two went over on dry ground.


The mantle maintained it’s holiness when it passed to Elisha, as he believed.


It is nothing to do with superstition, incantations, magic, or mumbo-jumbo.


We are called to be lights to the world and to have rivers of Living Water

flow out of us, NOW. Note the present tense  ‘you are’


Matthew 5:14  You are the light of the world.

A town put on a hill may be seen by all.


Being a light has absolutely nothing to do with wearing some kind of cross and

having a little fish emblem stuck on your vehicle.


John 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,

out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.


Unfortunately this is not the state of most Christians.


Rivers of Living Water originate at the throne of God.


Revelation 22:1  And he showed me a pure river of water of life,

clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.


This is again a statement of fact.


We are just drops in the river, but do not despise the day of small things.

We need to know absolutely who we are, and where we stand.

That is the source of the power available to us, not some ritual or procedure.

What the Eternal has spoken will happen with or without us.

We should do whatever we are told to do.

Our natural inclination is not to like this at all, neither did

Naaman like this one little bit.


2 Kings 5:1  Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria,

was a great man with his master, and honourable,

because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria:

he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.


Today there are many Naamans, and they also do not like it one little bit

that the Eternal is using people who are trying to cooperate with him

rather than with them, the Naamans.


2 Kings 5:10  And Elisha sent a servant to him, saying, Go to Jordan,

and after washing seven times in its waters your flesh

will be well again and you will be clean.

11  But Naaman was angry and went away and said,

I had the idea that he would come out to see such an important person as I am,

and make prayer to the Lord his God,

and with a wave of his hand over the place make the leper well.


Today we desire to make the Eternal adhere to our will.

We want Him to make our will His will.

We earnestly desire Him to follow our personal agenda and our wishes.

Quite unbelievably we are actually trying to control and manipulate the Eternal.

This also means that we are exalting ourselves above Him.

We had better wake up very quickly from our sleepy dream state otherwise

when we awaken, we will find that it is not a dream at all but a nightmare.

See Beyond Babylon.


Naaman’s choice was simple, wash and be cleansed of leprosy or

do not wash and remain a leper.

It was an insignificant servant girl who persuaded this mighty man to wake up and obey.

Fortunately for him he did and was healed.

It is the same today.

Many want high and mighty preachers to bring the earth shaking messages.

Sometime ago, after I spoke someone came up to me and said about the message

that I had just given, if any one else had given that message it would have been a good one.

What was meant was that they were not satisfied by the vessel the Eternal chose to use

on that occasion, but the message was fine. 


You have to believe to receive, there is no other way.

Healing the sick and raising the dead is all part of our commission.


Mark 16: 17  And these signs shall follow them that believe;

In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing,

it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.


Matthew 10:8  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:

freely ye have received, freely give.


Of course signs and wonders should neither be our goal or our focus.

This must be Christ.

Nonetheless it is part of our calling.

Similarly dreams and visions are for our time, regardless of what the leaders say.


Acts 2:17  And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,

I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

Acts 2:18  And on my servants and on my handmaidens

I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:


Now this becomes very scary for the leaders as they see their control and manipulation

going down the tube.

It is so absurd as the more people who allow the Eternal to work

through them the more powerful the church would be.


But we have the good old standby.

We elevate Satan above God and then anything that does not fit in with our opinions,

we do not worry what the Word says, we brand it of the devil and evil.


When we say listen to what God has to say to you, the immediate response is

how do you know it is not Satan speaking?

Often it is quite simple really.


When you are being horrible to your spouse and totally out of order,

and that little voice says, you know you should not be bashing your partner

either physically or verbally like that, go and apologise and mean it.

Of course that word would be from Satan, wouldn’t it?

When you are prompted to do a good turn for someone who has caused you great grief

of course that would also be Satan telling that to you wouldn’t it?


The problem with all of these types of things is that we can play all the games we wish,

and to our hearts delight. However, we need to realise that the Eternal is not playing a game.

So we had better be sensible, stop our stupidity and wake up to reality before it is too late.


To confront the enemy requires that we,

Listen to the Eternal,

Obey the Eternal

Exercise total Faith in the Eternal,

Use the power entrusted to us as directed by the Eternal.


This frightens us,

so we hate to confront the enemy as we should and we make up all sorts

of fancy arguments to ensure that we ignore our calling.


The Eternal is real.

Satan is real.

The deception is real.

Miracles are real.


Intellectual knowledge is not Life.

We have to experience the Life of Christ in our daily living,

otherwise our best efforts are a mere shadow of the real thing.

We are called to be lights not shadows.

In darkness even shadows disappear.


Control and manipulation are the equivalent of a diversion to a circular route.

Unless,  somehow you can get off this road, regardless of the length of the journey,

the best you can hope to achieve is to end up where you started.


In the UK we have the M25 motorway which encircles London.

It is also known as the biggest car park in the country.

It is quite normal to spend countless hours going nowhere.

That is exactly where most Christians are spiritually, as their pointless,

even miserable lives uselessly ebb away, as they are controlled and manipulated

in every area of their lives, their church, their government, the media,

the system, and their families.


We must wake up and refuse to accept the deception that if we are not acceptable

and do exactly what our peer group ordains, we are somehow lost.

This is a lie.


As Kings and Priests which is our calling, you can only succeed and never ever fail

if you simply do the following regardless of what your peers say.


Listen to the Eternal,

Obey the Eternal

Exercise total Faith in the Eternal,

Use the power entrusted to us as directed by the Eternal.


The only way out of this dilemma is Jesus Christ.

         He is the only way of escape.

                 Praise the Lord.

          Come soon Lord Jesus.




    Messages By Peter James