Armor of God | God's Protection
is More than I Thought!
Because the tithe is to be used for the Lord's personal purposes (in His Name), tithing correctly excites a Christian who truly loves the Lord.
The disciples delivered the Lord's wealth in His Name! Learn correct purposes and how to deliver the tithe in the Lord's name by reading below and watching the tithing and protection section of the movie. Watch the teaching movie.
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God Reveals that His Protection is More Than I Thought !
(Even when you have on all the armor of God,
you still cannot watch your backside!)
Even though this is for everyone, I would especially hope those who knew my mother would read it. My mother went to be with the Lord prematurely, before her purpose was done on this earth. Close to the end of her life, I walked into her living room and she said these words to me, "Roy, I misinterpreted so many things. Take all my stuff (meaning all her writings and records of the "things of the Spirit") and use them any way you can. Tell them!" You will understand some of why she said this to me later in this article. She wanted me to tell Christians what she had missed. She didn't want them to do the same! A little while after my mother's passing, the Lord asked me, "Are you going to honor your mother?" This article has only a small portion of all that I know she was talking about.
Armor of God | God Reveals That His Protection is
More Than I Thought!
The Lord once told an acquaintance of mine, "It is important to tithe." I knew at the time that neither this person nor I really knew the significance of what God was saying. But I knew that the God who created the Heavens and the Earth said this out of His mouth, "It is important to tithe." Can you envision how important it is if God, our creator, said it is important? It must really be important! Of course, the Lord is talking about tithing the correct way! He doesn't consider tithing the wrong way as tithing. He is a God of absolute truth.
I have shared with you what the Lord was showing me about His protection, and the fact that He really wants to protect His people. On March 13, 1999, the Lord revealed to me, in a scene in the night, that His protection was more than I thought it was. The Lord has instructed me to share what He has shown me. He is enlarging the picture of protection that He has been showing us that comes from tithing correctly.
The scene, Saturday, March 13, 1999
I was sitting in Dad's living room, with my family. I looked out the big picture window to the south, into the same field that God had used to show me His protection from the enemy's floods. It was a pleasant, peaceful, sunshiny day but suddenly I saw a tornado, a rather large one, touching down in that field and it was coming towards the house. The sun was still shining. I jumped up and told everyone to take cover, to get into the basement, because there was a tornado coming! They didn't move and I kept telling them to go, "Go! Go! Come on!" as I moved through the house towards the basement door. I got to the basement door and was waiting to help them into what safety there was. I looked out the back door to see that the tornado had come and was over the area where the barn had stood. It was as big as the back yard. I hollered to the family that it was at the barn and that it was coming, "Take cover!" Dad finally appeared from the kitchen door and I saw my older brother in the kitchen. My younger brother was a little further away and the image of him was not clear. I was speaking frantically to everyone to take cover but no one was really interested in doing it. They didn't believe that there was a tornado out there. After all, it was a sunny day! Dad was now standing close enough that I gave him a shove towards the door saying, "Get to the basement!" He took a couple of steps as I pushed him but then he stopped just as he was at the door. Because he wouldn't take that last step at the basement door he stumbled down the steps, falling and stopping a little less than halfway down the stairs. He had somersaulted, landed on his back and was in pain. I couldn't get him to move on down the stairs. He was only halfway into the protection and only that far because I gave him that first shove. I finally went on downstairs, into the protection, to see that the walls and foundation were new concrete and much thicker than normal for basements. I saw that the protection was much better than I had thought. I was still hollering at my family to take cover through all of this. I was then wondering where to go for the best protection along the walls, as I knew the tornado was now entering into the back yard. I saw (in the spirit) that there was an area where there was a concrete ceiling in the basement and I knew that was the best place to be. I knew it was under the bedroom, and under the bed in particular. I was looking for this place when the scene ended.
To give you some background so you can understand the scene and God's message here, I will be revealing some things that have happened in my life and the lives of my mother and father.
First of all, the concrete that was new and thicker than normal for a basement wall was the same high quality concrete that was in the wall of protection around the field. So the protection we are talking about has to do with the first scene of protection spoken of in the article, "The Lord Wants to Legally Protect His Bride." There is a reason the Lord gave this scene as the first scene of protection (read) (movie). It is His basic line (bottom line) of foundational protection for us.
I have inserted this sketch to refresh your memory. The gray line represents the flood wall against the enemy in the first scene of protection.
To understand why the Lord has revealed that my dad is about halfway into the protection, I must share the happenings that occurred around my mother's passing on to be with the Lord. Some time ago the Lord told me to do a flow chart of my mother's life, which would include the "things of the Spirit" she received from the Lord. I will reveal at least one of those "things of the Spirit" in this article. We must also understand what the symbolisms mean, and especially what the back yard represents in both scenes. But first, a little background on my mother so you will have a better picture of her, the situation of the church, and the lack of knowledge and understanding that influenced and ultimately ended her life prematurely.
My mother was loved by many and known by a lot of people as a woman of much faith. As a young woman she was miraculously healed of heart problems when she walked into a church service in Denver, CO. The Lord blessed her omnipotently, with no one else involved, in that sovereign move. Her doctor said she was healed and had the heart of a 16 year old. Mother was a spiritual warfare teacher, a teacher of the gospel, and was known by many to hear from the Lord. I would see people walk up to her and ask,"What is the Lord saying?" She was a praying woman. When I was experiencing God so much back in 1980, I was shown in a vision that I was to thank my mother for praying for me. I promptly did that.
With this background we can now enter into a portion of Mom's flow chart, specifically the last years of her life. Mother became ill and was diagnosed with colon cancer. She underwent some chemotherapy and of course had the prayers of many Christians. She was prepared for an operation to remove the part of her colon that contained the cancer. The next morning after the surgery my wife and I arrived at her bedside. She told me that she had a dream and the Lord had told her to tell me the dream.
She said she saw a beautiful strong tree in a park. Around this tree was a moat full of dirty water. Lurking in the grass outside this moat was a snake, poised and headed in the tree's direction, although it was not moving at this time.
Mother told me she knew she was the tree. The Lord had dealt with me that morning about people who had authority in our lives, like doctors and bankers, and I knew from what I had heard that the operating doctor was not going to speak positively concerning her possible and complete recovery from the cancer. We did what most "word" people do and we removed his authority to speak into her life in the spirit realm. At the time I thought what the Lord had dealt with me about that morning was the unclear water around the tree. I was wrong! The Holy Spirit had given a true picture of my mother's situation and the Lord wanted me to know the dream because He was going to reveal the correct interpretation to me later.
The correct picture is that the snake is Satan. The tree was Mom, planted, but around her foundation men had built a moat that was supposed to protect the tree. (Moats were built around castles to help protect them in the days of kings and castles.) The water that nourished this tree (my mom) had made this tree strong and healthy but it was unclear, dirty and did not provide protection from the enemy. If the water had been clear my mom or anyone could have seen the snake approaching the tree through the water. (The water from the throne of God is clear and you can see through it.) The tree should have been planted by a river of clear water.
To go on with what happened in my mother's life, of course she continued to have checkups with her doctors. Later her faith and the faith of others brought her to the point that the doctor (surprised as he was) announced to her that her body was clear of any cancer. Our family and the Christians who knew about it were saying, "Glory to God! Thank you, Jesus," and all those things we do in our own way.
The word that Mom had believed and taught had nourished her (this tree) all those past years, and through faith had brought her to be healthy and full of life, just as her dream indicated. But remember, that "word" Mom believed, that "word" that "nourished her to health" afforded no protection from Satan, himself, which was clearly shown in the dream.
To go on with what happened: a few weeks after the doctor had announced that her body was clear of cancer and we had all rejoiced, Mother started feeling ill. I knew nothing of this until Mother had been to the doctor and she told me her body was completely full of cancer, that there was nothing anyone could do except God!
It was during this period of time that the Lord gave me a vision! I saw my mother standing in her back yard and in a flash I saw a giant snake consume her instantly. I knew Satan had taken my mother. I also knew where he took her (in the back yard) was important as far as the flow chart was concerned.
There was much prayer by different groups at her house, some of which I was a part. Everyone was doing everything they knew to do, but Mother was getting worse. Looking back at these prayer meetings, they always produced a healthier, better feeling Mom in some way, but it was always short-lived. It was during this time that the Lord showed me in a dream that sheep were trying to eat (swallow) that same snake that had instantly consumed my mother. I was shown it cannot be done. The only way we can deal with the devil is to do it legally, like the Lord did.
My mother became home-bound. Then one morning the Lord ordered me to go and minister to her as a prophet, not as a son. He said, "Tell her the truth!" How would you like that dropped in your lap? Anyway, I went to see her and the only way I knew to start was with what God had said to me that morning! I told her I was there to speak to her as a prophet, not as a son. She welcomed it with open arms. I had my dad sit beside her to listen. I told her to seek God on all that I was telling her, and I knew she would. I went over a lot of things, explaining them, like dreams and "things of the Spirit," that I knew she had received through the years that she had misinterpreted. I wound up telling her again about the tithe, the deliverance of it, and what I had learned about corporate body righteousness. I told her about the vision of the snake that had consumed her in her back yard. I went back several times and we had great talks about a lot of things. At one of the meetings she told me she was seeing what I was saying about God's tithe and instructed Dad to give all of their tithe to the church where I attend. (You must understand, she was the main instigator of starting the church where she attended.) I thought, "How is Dad to handle this?" Well, he didn't. He decided to give half of their tithe to the church I go to and the other half to their church. He is still maintaining this division to this day. This is why the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of truth) revealed that Dad was about half way into the protection in the first scene concerning my family with the tornado approaching the house through the back yard.
The back yard has to do with our backsides. A person is symbolically represented as a house and the back yard is our backside. Even if we have on all the armor of God we still cannot watch our backside. Think about it! One cannot personally cover their backside. God is the only one who can! (In the scene of the field with the concrete protection, that wall of protection started in the back yard!)
The revelation, which I cannot deny, that the Lord had given me was nothing but a major confirmation of what God has taught me about His protection. I asked the Lord, "Would my mother be here now, able to finish her calling, had she not stolen from You by unknowingly giving Your tithe to a church body that used it for harlotrous purposes?" I expected the Lord to give me a confirmation in a dream, or a vision, or a word of some sort, but you know the Lord! He simply took me back to the scriptures He originally showed me, to teach me about how to deliver His tithe. I found myself looking at the end of those first set of scriptures.
. . . the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward (protection - KJV).
The Lord is the only one who can give us protection from Satan and it is His Glory!
Isaiah 58:6 - 8
Is not this the fast that I (God) have chosen? (God chose to do without His wealth - tithe) to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry (we are His hands, as a church and individuals), and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward (protection - KJV).
Concerning these scriptures:
Remember, the Lord taught me that God is fasting, doing without something that is His. It is the only thing He retained for Himself, His Tithe, for the purpose of letting the oppressed go free! We (the church body) are His vessels, His hands, to implement this on earth. The result of doing these things correctly results in the glory of the Lord being our rear guard, our protection. Actually when you search this out, you see a picture of God gathering us unto Himself. Therefore He becomes our protector and does anything He needs to do for our situation!
God's precepts never end! This is a promise! After my mother died the Lord showed me a large two-story house on a hill; it may have been a mansion because it was that big. He asked, "Wouldn't it have been nice if she had lived long enough to live here?" I knew it was a place she was to have lived. My mother did not die, nor was she consumed by Satan, because of the lack of faith! She went home before her time because of the lack of knowledge. God says, (Hosea 4:6) "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: . . ."
Now, because God has verified why my mother went home too soon, I was able to see a bigger picture of why God gave this picture from His mouth concerning the harlot. The Harlot is not only missing salvation because of her doctrines but also producing death to our lives in the physical because of her ways!
24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. 25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 26 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men (my mother) have been slain by her. 27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death (my mother). 21 With her much fair speech she caused him (my mother) to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. 22 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; 23 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life (my mother).
My mother was a strong Christian and she brought many people to the Lord! But then so have many of you! God is calling all of us (the church) out of Harlotry, because it is for our own good (Life)!
We can personally come into God's protection without warring and praying. God has verified this to me by His Spirit! I share a portion of a scene the Lord gave me on Monday, 3/15/99.
. . . I was standing in a depression that drained into a creek or a river where some men were fishing. (These men represent Fishers of Men.) I looked down at my feet and saw a very long snake that appeared dead. (The Fishers of Men did not know it was there!) It looked flat, like it had been run over with a roller they use in building highways. It was laid out in a long, straight line down the bank. There was absolutely no movement. It was camouflaged in the same color as the earth. I thought, "That sucker is not dead. It just wants to look that way." I took a rectangular box that had a handle and tried to strike it twice but this box had small wheels on its bottom. It didn't really strike the snake because of the wheels. (It reminds me of a luggage carrier but it wasn't one.) The snake was lying there and not moving, as if it was dead, even after stomping it and moving it around with the box. I finally threw the box aside, raised my foot and stomped the snake directly on the head with my heel. This was when the snake curled up in a coil a little over a foot tall and wanted to strike me. (It was alive like I knew it was; the deception was over.) The snake wanted to strike me in the worst way but it couldn't. I was then stomping it over and over with my heel. When I stomped it with my heel directly on the head it was like a coil spring. It would bounce to another place, always ready to strike me, but it couldn't. I followed it around, stomping its head each time. I couldn't kill it or get rid of it. It was always there but it couldn't strike me either....
I believe this scene speaks for itself, and most certainly reveals it is possible for us as Christians to come to a place of protection from the enemy. I couldn't get rid of him and I had to deal with him, but he couldn't strike me!
As Christians we cannot do warfare for our backsides! By faith we can speak that the Lord is protecting our backside all we want and it won't happen. That's the same as a Christian, by faith, believing and speaking that baptism in water saves you. They can do and say this all their lives only to find out in the end that it wasn't true; their faith didn't bring it to be a fact! Faith never changes what God meant when He said it! Faith never changes what God ordained, and God ordained that He is the One who covers our backsides. For you to exercise the right faith to have your backside covered (according to His word), is to exercise (act out) what God said it takes to get that protection. That puts your faith in Him, not your own abilities!
What we are looking at in Isaiah 58:6 - 8 is a covenant promise which always includes - You do this and I'll do that. God says that if we will do this one thing (tithe correctly), He will protect our backsides! We simply haven't done our part correctly because of the lack of understanding. He hasn't been legally able to do His part because we haven't done our part.
My mother received a righteous judgement! God showed me exactly how my mother's tithe was spent in a vision! It looked good, but it was death in the end. Wrong tithing contributes to death by keeping harlotrous acts alive, by participating in them in the church. This was my mother's death! It's that simple. For this reason you should not feed the harlot any money, but if you're going to feed the harlot money, feed her yours, not God's! That way, at least you are not robbing Him!
If you are the head of a family, I must tell you that it's not just your life that God will protect! There is something in the scene of me being with my family and seeing the tornado coming into the back yard that I must reveal! I knew the whole family was there in the house but the ones that I saw materialized were the heads of families. God is saying that if the heads of families will come into the protection, their families are protected. Are you getting the picture? Job's family was protected by his righteous acts! God is dealing with the heads of the families because they are responsible for their families' safety from the devil!
Remember God said to that acquaintance of mine, "It is important to tithe!" God has now revealed to us not only how to do it correctly, but more of WHY it is so important!
9.God Very Simply Demonstrates Proverbs 26: 1,2. . .