WEDNESDAY WATCH – BORDERS & BOUNDARIES: Supernatural lines evil can’t cross?

WEDNESDAY WATCH – BORDERS & BOUNDARIES: Supernatural lines evil can't cross?

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX

BORDERS, BOUNDARIES AND TERRITORY ARE A BIG DEAL IN THE HEADLINES RIGHT NOW. NOT ONLY IS AMERICA’S SOUTHERN BORDER A DEMONIC MESS, BORDERS IN EUROPE AND THROUGHOUT THE WORLD ARE BEING INVADED AND ERASED. WHY? WELL, BORDERS ARE A BIG DEAL IN THE BIBLE TOO. THERE ARE LINES YOU DO NOT CROSS AND BOUNDARIES YOU SET FOR YOUR OWN PROTECTION.

NATURAL BORDERS: Strong’s Hebrew 1366 – gebul – border, boundary, territory
22 results for “borders” in NKJV

SUPERNATURAL BORDERD: Strong’s Greek 1366 – distomos: double-mouthed, two-edged
Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 1:16 & 2:12 – The two edged sword of the Word divides good from evil, darkness from light. It makes a boundary line.

WHEN GOD DRAWS A LINE IN THE SAND AND SAYS, “THIS IS SIN,” WHY DO WE GET OUR TOES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE LINE? WHY DO WE ACT ALL SHOCKED AND SHAKEN WHEN WE FALL OR GET PUSHED OVER IT?
GET AS FAR AWAY FROM THAT LINE AS POSSIBLE.

KEY VERSE

Psalm 16:5-11 – O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance.

MOST “BORDERS” IN SCRIPTURE SPEAK OF THE PROMISED LAND

BORDERS: INHERITANCE
Ezekiel 47:13 – Thus says the Lord God: “These are the borders by which you shall divide the land as an inheritance among the twelve tribes of Israel. Joseph shall have two portions.”

BORDER WALLS ARE IN BIBLE
THE BORDERS OF JERUSALEM ARE WALLS: GOD’S INHERITANCE
Zechariah 2:1-5 – (Vision of the Measuring Line) Then I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, a man with a measuring line in his hand. 2 So I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see what is its width and what is its length.”
3 And there was the angel who talked with me, going out; and another angel was coming out to meet him, 4 who said to him, “Run, speak to this young man, saying: ‘Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, because of the multitude of men and livestock in it. 5 For I,’ says the Lord, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’ ”

GOD NOT ONLY SET THE BORDERS OF EACH TRIBE AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL, HE SETS ALL BORDERS IN THE NATURAL AND SUPERNATURAL

Psalm 74:17 – You have set all the borders of the earth; You have made summer and winter.

Isaiah 15:8 – For the cry has gone all around the borders of Moab, Its wailing to Eglaim And its wailing to Beer Elim.

Job 26:10 – He drew a circular horizon on the face of the waters, At the boundary of light and darkness.

GOD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO BLESS OR CURSE YOUR TERRITORY
Psalm 147:14 – He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat.

GOD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXPAND BORDERS AND TERRITORIES AS A REWARD OR AN INHERITANCE FOR THE FAITHFUL:
Exodus 34:24 – For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.

Isaiah 26:15 – You have increased the nation, O Lord, You have increased the nation; You are glorified; You have expanded all the borders of the land.

Joshua 19:49 – (Joshua’s Inheritance) When they had made an end of dividing the land as an inheritance according to their borders, the children of Israel gave an inheritance among them to Joshua the son of Nun.

1 Chronicles 4:10 – And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.

Isaiah 54:2 – “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes.

Isaiah 26:15 – You have increased the nation, O Lord, You have increased the nation; You are glorified; You have expanded all the borders of the land.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU THREATEN THE BORDERS OF GOD’S FAITHFUL?
2 Kings 19:23 – By your messengers you (Sennacherib) have reproached the Lord, And said: “By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the limits of Lebanon; I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypress trees; I will enter the extremity of its borders, to its fruitful forest.”

Threatened with invasion and takeover of the entire land of Judah by King Sennacherib of Assyria, King Hezekiah laid out the threat before the Lord and prayed in earnest. The prophet Isaiah brought this response:

2 Kings 19:33-35 – By the way that he came, By the same shall he return; And he shall not come into this city,’ Says the Lord. 34 ‘For I will defend this city, to save it For My own sake and for My servant David’s sake.’ ” 35 And it came to pass on a certain night that the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand; and when people arose early in the morning, there were the corpses—all dead.

PRINCIPALITIES & BORDERS IN THE SUPERNATURAL – DANIEL 10

Daniel 10:10-14 (Prophecies Concerning Persia and Greece) Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”

TERRITORIAL SPIRITS – POWERS, PRINCIPALITIES

Daniel 10:20 Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come. 21 But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, except Michael your prince.)

TERRITORIAL SPIRITS AND PRINCIPALITIES IN HEAVENLY REALMS WERE VERY FAMILIAR TO THE DISCIPLES AND NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS:

Romans 8:38 – For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

Ephesians 3:10 – to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places,

Ephesians 6:12 – For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Colossians 1:16 – For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Colossians 2:15 – Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

ENOCH RECORDS 70 NATIONS AND 70 PRINCIPALITIES OVER THOSE NATIONS.
PRINCIPALITIES WERE CREATED TO BE GOD’S AMBASSADORS TO MANKIND – TO SERVE AS RIGHTEOUS JUDGES TO HELP MANKIND UNDERSTAND GOD, MORALITY AND THE WORLD THEY LIVED IN.

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THESE PRINCIPALITIES WERE CALLED “THE WATCHERS” OR
“THE SONS OF GOD.”

Job 1:6 – (Satan Attacks Job’s Character) Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Job 38:7– When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S PUNISHMENT TO EAT GRASS LIKE A BEAST FOR 7 YEARS WAS SET BY THE WATCHERS.
Daniel 4:17 – ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’

MANY OF THESE PRINCIPALITIES FELL FROM HEAVEN AND BECAME CORRUPT.

Genesis 6:2 – Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” …
Genesis 6:4 –There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.

THEY NO LONGER HAD MAN’S BEST INTERESTS AT HEART AND BECAME THE “FALSE” GODS OF GREEK, ROMAN AND EGYPTIAN “MYTHOLOGY”

Psalm 82 (A Plea for Justice) God stands in the congregation of the mighty; He judges among the gods. 2 How long will you judge unjustly, And show partiality to the wicked? Selah 3 Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. 4 Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.
5 They do not know, nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are unstable. 6 I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High. 7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”

WHAT IS THIS HAPPENING HERE? THESE FALLEN ANGELIC BEINGS ARE IN GOD’S THRONE ROOM AND HE IS SPEAKING TO THEM – THE “CONGREGATION OF THE MIGHTY.” THEY ARE “LITTLE G” OR LESSER “GODS” BECAUSE THEY ARE CREATED HIGH LEVEL ANGELIC BEINGS WITH GREAT POWERS. THEY ARE REBELLIOUS AND FALLEN, YET THEY ARE IN HIS PRESENCE????

DOES GOD’S THRONE ROOM IN HEAVEN HAVE A BORDER OR BOUNDARY? HERE ARE THREE MORE INSTANCES WHEN FALLEN ANGELIC BEINGS WALK INTO HEAVEN’S THRONE ROOM:

Job 1:6 – (Satan Attacks Job’s Character) Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.

Job 2:1 – (Satan Attacks Job’s Health) Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the Lord.

1 Kings 22:19-22 – Then Micaiah said, “Therefore hear the word of the Lord: I saw the Lord sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. 20 And the Lord said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. 21 Then a spirit came forward and stood before the Lord, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ 22 The Lord said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the Lord said, ‘You shall persuade him, and also prevail. Go out and do so.’

WHY DOES GOD ALLOW SATAN & EVIL SPIRITS IN HEAVEN?

  1. THEY DON’T GET TO STAY
  2. THEY ARE STILL SONS OF GOD WITH ACCESS UNTIL GOD TAKES AWAY THE KEY AND SAYS “ACCESS DENIED.” WHEN WILL THAT BE?

Revelation 12:7-9 – (Satan Thrown Out of Heaven) And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. 12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”

MANY THINK THIS VERSE IS A “REPLAY” OF SATAN’S ORIGINAL SIN AND BEING CAST OUT OF HEAVEN. IT IS NOT. THE FIRST TIME, WE WAS CAST DOWN TO EARTH TO “WANDER TO AND FRO” AND GO BACK TO THE THRONE ROOM TO ACCUSE THE SAINTS.

THIS TIME, HE IS CAST TO EARTH TO ENTER THE ANTI-CHRIST AND RULE MANKIND IN PERSON FOR 3 1/2 YEARS.

AS FAR AS THESE DEMONIC PRINCIPALITIES ARE CONCERNED, WHAT ARE MANKIND’S BOUNDARIES? DO WE HAVE THE POWER TO DEFEAT THEM IF WE ARE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND USING OUR CHRIST-GIVEN AUTHORITY? YES!!!

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

MANKIND WILL TAKE THE PLACE OF THE FALLEN “SONS OF GOD” IN THE HEAVENLY REALM

Luke 20:35-37 – But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

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