Tag Archive: sprituality



The Morning Star Rising on the First Day

Read the truly amazing life story about how the forces of good and evil battle over a man and the vision that God gives him. Joseph W. Gordon’s Possess the Vision (Xulon Press, $12.95, 140 pages, ISBN 1-59781-205-6) tells about the mysterious spiritual experiences that occur throughout his lifetime.

The posting starts a new section of our blog site. It continues the previous section in that it tells of my spiritual experiences that led to the development of the, Possess the Vision – Mission statement. It is different in that this section is about spiritual warfare conducted by the forces of evil against me. They tell of a vicious and horrific attack that I never saw coming. Indeed, I did not even know that such a thing could actually happen.

Everything started on November 7, 1986, a day that I would like to forget but never will be able to. My experiences of this day and its aftermath will seem unbelievable to many and yet they are absolutely true. They start with a day in which death knocked on my door and I crossed over to the spiritual world and experienced the reality of so many things. If you continue to follow my postings you will learn things like heaven, hell, the pit of fire, God, the devil, the judgment, and so many more.

As I look back on these events I recognize that this day was a point of change for me. It was a major lesson of the truth about this world, and what it is all about (literally the meaning of life.)

I knew very little about the spiritual things that you are about to read in my subsequent postings. I had no knowledge of lake of fire and brimstone and I thought that Golgotha was simply the place where Jesus was crucified. In fact, despite the story in the section entitled, Seeing-the-Devil-as-a-Child, I had stopped believing in the devil, and oh boy, was I about to discover the truth of how badly he wanted to destroy me. The good news was that I never stopped believing in God and as you will find out, He protected me.

It was through these experiences that I would learn about the consequences of my actions and choices in this life. For me, these experiences would prove to be both a beginning of life and an end of death. I did not know it then, but the world as I knew it would change forever from this point forward.

So, this is the introduction of a major new section. Look for the continuation in my subsequent postings.

Here are some links to our previous postings about Spiritual Warfare:

The-Purpose-of-Spiritual-Warfare

Victory-in-Spiritual-Warfare-Through-Jesus-our-Golden-Altar

Spiritual-Warfare-Requires-Prayer-and-Fasting

The-Spiritual-Warfare-of-Jesus-Requires-Unity

Why-we-Should-enter-into-the-Spiritual-Warfare-of-Jesus

Perfect-Faith-brings-down-the-Giants-before-us

May God’s blessings be on you and your family!

Read the truly amazing life story about how the forces of good and evil battle over a man and the vision that God gives him. Joseph W. Gordon’s Possess the Vision (Xulon Press, $12.95, 140 pages, ISBN 1-59781-205-6) tells about the mysterious spiritual experiences that occur throughout his lifetime.

Possess the Vision - The Book


Do We Have the Love of Jesus in our Heart

Continuing our discussion from our past posting we now address another important point. Based on the scriptures presented in that posting, we suggest that the law of the Jews is replaced by the love in the hearts of the true followers of Jesus. To illustrate the case in point, the law states: “Thou shall not commit adultery,” but Jesus indicates that looking at a woman with lust for her in our heart is adultery. Clearly this is a higher standard that simply refraining from the act alone. This higher standard requires a change in heart, something that the law could not provide.

After all, what kind of heart will not resist an evil person but turn the other cheek? What kind of heart will give a thief both the cloak as well as the coat? What kind of heart will give to him that asks and not turn away? What kind of heart will love their enemies, bless those that curse them, do good to them that hate them and pray for them which despitefully use and persecute them? It takes a perfect heart. What kind of heart does it take to pray to truly seek and worship God rather than pray for our own selfish and sometimes fleshly wants. What kind of heart will fast simply to shed the bonds of the flesh and to be closer to God? What kind of heart will turn aside the treasures of the earth in favor of the treasures of Heaven? What kind of heart will sell all they have and follow Him? What heart will trust Him in all things? It takes the heart of God that can only come to you by way of the Holy Spirit.

In considering all of these things we should all contemplate if we in fact, have the love of Jesus in our heart.