Showing the principalities and powers… the mystery

What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up.

I Cor 14:26

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And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.

Acts 2:2

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Give my greetings to the brothers at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house.

Col 4:15

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For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.

Matt 18:20

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And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 2:42

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And every day, in the [Jewish] temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.

Acts 5:42

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And Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house

Phil 1:2

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The churches of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca, together with the church in their house, send you hearty greetings in the Lord.

I Cor 16:19

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How I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house

Acts 20:20

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Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks but all the churches of the Gentiles give thanks as well. Greet also the church in their house.

Rom 16:3-5

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For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them...

Rom 12:4-6

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For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them...

Rom 12:4-8

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DESCRIPTION: What God is doing in your life shows the demonic and angelic God’s work, which is amazing…what we have was a mystery but is now revealed…

TRANSCRIPT: hey everybody john fenn here church without walls international, c-w-o-w-i, i encourage you to visit our website sign up for my weekly thoughts which is a weekly teaching comes out every friday on a variety of subjects it’s it’s balanced it’s it’s good it’s not always on house church we are a house church network we celebrate the gathering of the saints the same way they did in the new testament uh how they went from 120 at pentecost to saturating the roman empire in under under 300 years they did this by rotating homes and rotating who leads and so when everyone gets an opportunity to share and everything then you just multiply out because everyone’s used to rotating and leading and so on and so on and so on so that’s what we’ve been doing in these past 20 some years and it works very simply and and you can find out more about it at our website cwowi.org today talking about ephesians chapter 3 in the mystery that is in us you know sometimes when you’re uh you get down and you get discouraged you think you know what is my life for where where’s the end of all this and you think you know i’m not doing anything for god let me show you something that shows that you are doing amazing things for the lord and uh things that you never thought about from another perspective it may come under the heading of who is watching me because in ephesians chapter 3 verses 1 through 10 1-12 especially paul talks about the mystery of the the gospel of christ that is the mystery he says that was kept secret from ages and generations which is the fact that god would open up salvation to the gentiles you know for centuries israel thought that salvation was just for them and that’s it but the lord um says in through the writers of the new testament especially the apostle paul in ephesians chapter 3 and verses 5 and 6 the the mystery which was kept secret from ages and generations it’s now revealed by the apostles and prophets that is the the gentiles can be fellow heirs of the gospel he said the same thing in colossians chapter 1 verses 26-27 where he said even the mystery which was kept secret from ages and generations which is christ in you that is you colossians you gentiles christ in you the hope of glory and he said the same thing when he closed his letter to the romans in romans chapter 16 verses 25-27 there at the end he said to make known the mystery the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret from ages and generations but now is revealed to all nations for the obedience of faith you see the fact that we gentiles are grafted in was a mystery that the lord kept until pentecost uh because up until that time they thought it was only for israel salvation was only for israel but it goes beyond that paul goes on to say in ephesians chapter 3 verses verse 10 in particular here’s the part that pertains to you and i today let me read it he said this happened that he put christ in you that you were born again and made part of the kingdom of god a child of god in verse 10 he says this to the intent that now the principalities and powers in the heavenly places can be known can be shown by the church the manifold wisdom of god did you catch that he said the reason you have christ in you what god is doing in you in verse 10 is this so that the principalities and powers can show can be shown can know the wisdom of god because of christ in you that is when you win your victories when you have your answered prayer when you battle the temptations and you’re victorious you’re showing the principalities and powers in the heavenly places the demonic forces and also frankly the angelic forces what christ in you has done how your life has been changed by the lord so you you look on the outside and you think okay what am i doing for the lord you know i’m getting up i’m going to work i’m going to school whatever the case is i’m just going through life i’m a normal person yeah you’re a normal person that normal person in christ is something that is super amazing because he said in in again in verse 10 and well verse nine i’ll go ahead and read it to make everyone know what is the fellowship of the mystery which from the beginning of the world was hidden in god who created all things by jesus christ for the intent that now to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places might be known by the church by you as a believer the manifold wisdom of god that’s an amazing thing so for whatever your discouragement for whatever you think you’re going through and or forever uh what you’re thinking in terms of your life not counting it really does because you’re showing to the angelic forces about the amazing riches of the lord and you’re also showing to the demonic to what you came out of what you were saved from what the lord has done in you you know early on i had a visitation with the one i call my angel the one i’ve seen many years through decades now since uh 1986 uh the first time was october of 1986 and uh you know i had an opportunity during a visitation with the lord to ask this angel questions and i asked him i said how do you feel about us being in charge of you about me being in charge of you about us being in charge of angels in the in the age to come and he looked at me he said oh it is right it is proper like like why how could i ask such a question and i said why and he said remember we know him as creator but you know him as savior and another time you said that’s very special to them and another time i was i was ministering at a church and there’s like 50 60 people there but there was many angels standing around in the aisles and everything else my eyes were open to that realm and and i later you know at the close there i asked my angel said why are you guys here why do you guys come to the service and when i’m teaching why do i see angels all the time why are you guys here you know it’s like the guardian angels of the people who were in the pews said why are you here and he said we learn from your perspective to me that’s an amazing thing but it’s but it but it it’s corroborated by what paul said in ephesians chapter 3 especially verses 1 through 10 11 and 12 actually but in verse 9 and 10 in particular that which was kept secret from ages and generations is now revealed with the intent that the lord would show that the principalities empowers his wisdom through the church that is through you and i that’s an amazing thing be encouraged this day christ is in you the hope of glory you’re an amazing thing to watch from the heavenlies and from the demonic realm who would like to put things over on you but you have been victorious you’ve been made a new creation in christ you’re a child of god and whether those demons like it or not you’re showing god’s work in your life and that’s a great thing all right god bless visit our website
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An international house church network founded by John and Barbara Fenn in 2001, which focuses on practicing Christianity based on the model found throughout the New Testament.

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