Introduction to the Virtue of Christ

As I listened this morning to the recording  of the healing scriptures that  I had done recently, a scripture about the Virtue of Christ caught my attention. Curious, I looked up the word  virtue in Blueletter Bible and received the most amazing revelation. As I read the key words, I was humbled to ask God for the Virtue of Christ.  Archangel Michael then asked me to write about The Virtue Of Christ That Is Missing From The Church.


The virtue of Christ is tangible or palpable

The scriptures reveal that the virtue in Christ  dwelt in Him. This is the same power that indwells the believer on receiving the infilling with the Holy Spirit. Virtue is tangible. Christ knew when virtue left His body as in the healing of the woman with the issue of blood:

And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?  – Mark 5:30

And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all – Luke 6:19
And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me – Luke 8:46

Two of the Apostles saw that the woman’s healing by touch had triggered faith in the entire nation to be healed in the same manner. Prior to her healing, the crowds had been pressing in on the Lord in order to get to where He was. However, no one had thought of touching Him, but this woman was desperate to live since she had exhausted her income on medical bills.

After witnessing the healing of that daring woman who had no right to touch anyone or even to be in the crowd since she was legally unclean, the Jews learnt to receive healing by touching the Lord. They began to tell one another that they could actually FEEL the virtue leave Jesus at the exact time that they were made whole

It takes only the crazy faith of one person to activate faith in others. 

Apostle Matthew recorded the miracle in chapter 9: 20 – 22, but waited until chapter 14 to say that the people

… besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

The chronology of Apostle Mark’s account also shows that the Jews began to follow the woman’s example of touching Christ in order to be healed:

24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.

25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague – Mark 5.

54 And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him,

55 And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.

56 And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole – Mark 6.


Touch or physical contact is one mechanism for transferring the virtue of Christ

We therefore see that TOUCH or physical contact with Christ is a mechanism for transferring that virtue that is in Him. However, for the record, we note that Jesus the Physician also healed by various methods and not only by physical contact.  For example:

  • the Lord told the man with the withered hand to stretch it out.
  • He anointed a man’s blind eyes with clay then commanded him to go and wash in the Siloam Pool. How on earth would the man find his way there? Jesus is teaching us that we must take desperate measures at times in order to be healed. There may be a further act of faith after that point of contact. Jesus the Potter had actually recreated the man’s eyes with the original mold of clay. However, the man needed time between the recreation and the manifestation. He had to wash off  the mold of clay before he could see again. This is how it was in the creation of Adam and Eve .
  • Jesus told the lame man in the Temple to take up his bed and walk. Rising up and walking when one is lame may seem impossible to humans, but faith in the Word of the Lord will produce healing.  I hear the Father say that sometimes we have to help people to get up from wheelchairs and other states of paralysis.
  • He would also command devils to leave with His Word.
  • and would command the sick to be healed with His Word, even when they were in another location.
  • The Lord also healed by laying hands on the sick.

So what is that Virtue that is in Christ?

The Church needs the virtue of Christ in order to manifest the mighty works of the Father in the earth. We see this in the usage of Virtue (dynamis/G1411) in the New Testament. Virtue means:

  • power (of God)
  • wonderful works
  • mighty work (s)
  • ability
  • miracles – working of miracles, workers of miracles
  • power (s) – demonstration of the Spirit and of Power
  • great power
  • mighty – mighty deeds
  • strength

Father, we repent for we have fallen away from the faith. Please restore your Power in your church in the name of Jesus Amen.


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Introduction to the New Covenant experience with the Holy Ghost – the filling

I wrote in the previous post about  The Wind Of The Holy Spirit On The Day of Pentecost and would like to continue today with a description of the New Covenant infilling with the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.  While the infilling received by believers under the Old Covenant was glorious, our beloved Apostle Paul instructs us that:

… the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever! – 2 Corinthians 3: 11.

Let us therefore  examine the infilling that  believers  under the New Covenant had with the blessed Holy Spirit of Christ:

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty – 2 Corinthians 3: 17


The infilling on the Day of Pentecost – understanding the meaning based on relevant comparisons

Pimplēmi  (verb) is the Greek  word used in Acts 2: 4 for FILLED:

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

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

And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

And they were all  filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, G4151 and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit G4151 gave them utterance – Acts 2: 1 – 4.


What it means to be FILLED with the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit

Filled means to  occupy to the full capacity, to put into a receptacle and to supply to an extreme degree or plentifully (Dictionary.com, 2015). Permeated, brimming, replete and full are synonyms (Thesarsus.com, 2015).

Pimplēmi  gives us two main comparisons that paint a picture of what it means to be filled with the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit. The word  is used:

a. in the context of human beings being filled with an emotion such as fear.

b. to describe the filling of an item with something else.


Examples in which Pimplēmi   is used to indicate humans being filled with an emotion

We see that humans can be filled with emotions such as wrath, fear, madness, wonder and amazement, indignation, envy and confusion. People in the scriptures took action based on the emotions that they experienced. For example, the Jews attempted to murder Jesus when they allowed the spirit of wrath to fill them. In other words, they gave way to the devil rather than to the Spirit of God.

Human behavior exposes the inner condition of their spirits and this can be discerned by those who are trained by God. For example, Apostle Paul discerned that the Elymas the sorcerer was “full of all subtilty and all mischief …child of the devil … enemy of all righteousness” because he withstood the gospel and attempted to turn the deputy from the faith (Acts 13: 6 – 10).

Human responses are therefore directed and controlled by the power source that they permit to fill their spirits. Therefore those who are filled with the Holy Spirit will demonstrate the Spirit and Character of Christ in all His fulness:

And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled G4130 with wrath 

And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong – Luke 4: 28 & 29

And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God

And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled G4130 with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day – Luke 5: 25 & 26.

And they were filled G4130 with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus – Luke 6: 11.

And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled G4130 with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him – Acts 3:  10.

Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled G4130 with indignation 

And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison – Acts 9: 17.- Acts 5: 17 & 18.

But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled G4130 with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming – Acts 13: 45.

And the whole city was filled G4130 with confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre – Acts 19: 29.


Examples in which Pimplēmi  is used to indicate an item being saturated or filled with another thing

These texts show us that being filled means to be replete or overflowing with the thing that does the filling. On the Day of Pentecost, the Disciples were so full with the Spirit of Christ that they appeared to be intoxicated. They were also able to supernaturally preach the gospel with clarity in spite of their humble backgrounds and Galilean speech:

And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled G4130 it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink – Matthew 27: 28.

And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled G4130 both the ships, so that they began to sink – Luke 5: 7.


When an individual is filled with the Holy Ghost

Since He is the same yesterday, today and forever, the infilling under the New Covenant duplicated the nature and character of God in the lives of those who were filled, just as under the Old Covenant.

From the verb Pimplēmi we see that people who were filled with the Holy Spirit spoke prophetically under His direction, giving information to which they only had supernatural  access. Clarity and boldness are also evidences of this infilling:

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb – Luke 1: 15.

And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost

And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb – Luke 1: 41 & 42.

And his father Zacharias was filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying – Luke 1: 67.

Then Peter, filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, said unto them… – Acts 4: 8.

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were G4130 all filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness – Acts 4: 31.

More astonishingly, Apostle Paul was immediately transformed from a hater of the way of Christ and transformed into a preacher when he was filled with the Holy Spirit. The infilling caused the spiritual and physical scales to fall from his blind eyes so that he understood the truth. Through the power of that same infilling, he was able to discern and judge Elymas the sorcerer:

And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with G4130 the Holy Ghost – Acts 13: 9.

Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with G4130 the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him

And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand

Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord – Acts 13: 9 – 12.


The believer who is filled with the Holy Ghost will wax strong in spirit

As I read the previous texts, my eyes fell on the words waxed strong ”  in spirit, a description of the spirits of John the Baptist and Jesus.  I decided to explore.  These fascinating words were first encountered in Archangel Gabriel’s prophecy to Zechariah that John would be born and would be filled with the Holy Ghost from the womb. As a result, John waxed strong”  in spirit as he grew up. The same was true of Jesus who was also filled with the Holy Spirit in the womb:

For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled G4130 with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother’s womb – Luke 1: 15.

And the child grew, and waxed strong G2901 in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel – Luke 1: 80

And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God – Luke 1: 35

And the child grew, and waxed strong G2901 in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him – Luke 2: 40.

Secrets revealed

We see that God fills children from the womb.  This is His Eternal Plan. Why aren’t we praying over the pregnant women and their unborn children to be filled as in the case of  John and Jesus and others under the Old Covenant (e.g. Samson, Jeremiah)? John leaped when he heard Mary greet his mother. The child can hear the external environment and respond to it. This is the reason why pregnant women need anointed hands laid on their wombs and why they must saturate their environment with the Word and Power of God.

I know of two children who I can say were definitely filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb by the laying on of hands. They love God without  question, hate satan and are very strong in spirit. God gives them unusual revelations in dreams and visions.

The church has failed our youths because they are not filled with the Holy Spirit. They are filled with gifts and talents and celebrated for  these. Nothing is wrong with that, but even satan and his demons have retained theirs. Let’s get our children back to the Holy Ghost infilling.

As I further studied waxed strong, I found that strong and strengthened are also used as synonyms. This tells us that the believer who is filled with the Holy Spirit is strong in faith, courageous, rooted in Christ, full of agape love, understanding  and full of God. Can we see that the Church desperately needs to be filled with the Holy Spirit? This is mandatory if we are to produce strong, successful and overcoming believers:

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. G29 –1 Corinthians 16: 13.

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened G2901 with might by his Spirit in the inner man

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us – Ephesians 3: 16 – 20.

Waxed strong comes from the root word, the adjective krataios which is used in one to refer to the mighty hand of God. Thus the infilling with the Holy Spirit means that the believer is under the mighty hand of God and becomes like God. In turn, krataios comes from another root word which means dominion and the glorious power of God. We desperately need the infilling:

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty G2900 hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time – 1 Peter 5: 6.

Even more curious, I did another word search on waxed strong, finding confirmation of the dominion that occurs with the infilling. Waxed strong  is associated with military might, courage and supernatural ability to fight war. Therefore, the believer who is filled with the Holy Spirit will be empowered to overcome in adverse circumstances and opposition and will not faint:

there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker – 2 Samuel 3: 1.

Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken… – Daniel 8: 8.

Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens – Hebrews 11: 34.

Conclusion

The revelation of the scriptures is clear. The 20th century church desperately needs to fall down at the altar and cry out for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost has to be more than a feast or celebration. It must become the time when we desperately ask the Father to empower us to wage the warfare so that we will overcome the forces that are increasingly oppressing us.

Angelic blessings, peace and prosperity. More to come.

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In a vision about 3 am on April 30th, 2015, three very powerful and distinct gusts of wind blew through my room in a steady stream. I could actually see the winds. They did not circulate, but entered the room horizontally from the area in which my head lay and exited via the opposite wall in the direction of my feet.  The wind was not a narrow strip, but took up the entire width of the wall.Archangel Michael told me that the vision lasted for three minutes, although it seemed longer to me  – about fifteen. This tells me that time in heaven and earth are different.

In the vision, I saw that my hands were lifted straight up in a vertical position.  The wind was so powerful that I felt as if my spirit was being pulled out of my body to heaven. I was so scared that I began to cry out Jesus repeatedly, then Cheemese (my Guardian Angel). To say the least, I was scared (LOL). I can only imagine how the disciples felt on the day of Pentecost.

 

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The Baptism With The Holy Spirit

During the early hours of  Tuesday 21st April, 2015, Archangel Michael asked me what it means to wait for the Promise of the Father.  He told me to:

tell my people, the Church international, to prepare for the outpouring. It will happen in 10 days. However, my people must WAIT as Christ said.

Archangel Michael also told me that the word WAIT is pregnant with command, promise and power.  He said that WAIT means to:

  • set apart time
  • pray
  • lock away in the upper room
  • congregate
  • unify in one accord
  • focus only on receiving the outpouring and nothing else

To wait in the scriptures means to abide, remain, tarry (many days/a long time),  We must discipline ourselves to wait, because new outpourings are not like instant coffee. They require longing, anticipation, desire for God.

Archangel Michael then asked me to share my experience.

I  had just entered adolescence when my Youth Pastor, now Bishop Sonny Williams, began to teach the youths about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. He must have been about 18 or 19, thereabouts.  I say this to remind the church that God promised to pour out His Spirit on the youths.  Anyway,  led by our young bishop, the youths would have prayer times in which we would ask for the infilling. I would pray fervently, but it did not happen during our prayer times.

I was thirteen years old when I received the infilling. The church I attended was hosting a week of deeper life meetings and the Preacher was Pastor Neithie Soleyn. She preached from Revelation 3 –

you think you are rich, but you are poor – think you are clothed but you are naked. I remember her reading about the Lord promising to spue the church out of His mouth if they did not repent.

At the end of her message, Pastor Soleyn asked people to come for prayer. I sat in my seat and decided not to go. I had this conversation in my mind. I said to myself,

“you are a nice person, so and so (name withheld), says I am nice.

I do not need to go to the altar.”

I’m not sure how I got to the altar. I only remember praying and crying, confessing my sins. My prayer became fluent for the first time in my life. The surroundings faded away and I began to say, “le le le le le” as I spoke in a heavenly language.  Thereafter, the Lord gave me the gift of prophecy. I began to prophesy. People were crying as certain things were revealed. I had no clue what I was speaking about. .My mother eventually had to take me home so the congregation could leave.

The infilling that I received marked the beginning of   a new era in my life.  The most evident change was that I became bold to share my faith, even with adults. I was never the same after that and would begin to seek the Lord on my own without prompting.

As I continue, Archangel Michael said that we must:

  • anticipate the outpouring of God’s POWER
  • anticipate the outpouring of God’s CHARACTER

Archangel Michael told me that receiving the outpouring is being like God – God – people in the earth, the little ones, the beloved of God.  He said that the outpouring causes the Church to become joyful,  like the Church in the Book of Acts. There is singing, praying, praising, giving, evangelizing, discerning, becoming like God and POWER.

He told me to WAIT.

  • April 21st – Day 1 – Last day of the Feast of Unleavened bread, which symbolizes cleansing and purification
  • April 22nd – Day 2
  • April 23rd – Day 3
  • April 24th – Day 4
  • April 25th – Day 5
  • April 26th – Day 6
  • April 27th – Day 7
  • April 28th – Day 8
  • April 29th – Day 9
  • April 30th – Day 10
  • May 1st – OUTPOURING

Songs

“Oh Lord send the power just now”

They were in an upper chamber, they were all with one accord

  • Come Holy Spirit come – Martha Munzinni

Blessings.

READINGS

The baptism of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts

Continue to be filled with the Holy Spirit: Examples in the scripture

The power of the Spirit in Acts

The demonstration of the Spirit and His power

Reactions to the baptism of the Holy Spirit

I thought I’d share a few examples (not all) of the power displays of the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts, since He wants us to copy and exceed them. They include:
  • power to witness  evidenced by the disciples turning the world upside down with their bold witness of the gospel (1: 8; 4: 31; 5: 19 – 29; 13: 40; 17: 1)
  • mighty signs and wonders (5: 12 – 15)
  • establishment of churches/gathering of believers in diverse locations (2: 41 – 44; 14: 21-23)
  • impartation of the baptism of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands (8: 17)
  • healings of various sorts including by transfer of the anointing from clothing (3: 1-11; 9: 18; 9: 32 – 35; 19: 11-13)
  • casting out/exorcism of devils (8:12); endure persecution (2: 54 – 60)
  • discernment (chap 5)
  • food pantry ministry (6: 1-6)
  • conviction of unbelievers (2: 37; 5:33; 7: 54)
  • spiritual revelation (chap 9: 1; 10, 11); miraculous events (5: 19-26)
  • judgement (13: 6-11; chap 5; 12: 21-25)
  • translation from one place to another (8: 38 – 40)
  • divine direction (8: 26 – 39; 13: 1-4); tongues (2: 4-12)
  • joy (8: 8; 13: 52)
  • inclusion of other nationalities in the church (10)
  • multiplication of the number of believers (1: 15)
  • drunkenness in the Spirit (2:13)
  • word of God spreads like wildfire (6:7)
  • resurrection of the dead (9: 36 – 42)
  • correction of doctrinal errors (chap 15).

It is my prayer that we (myself included) would become so excited about the preaching of the gospel and that the power of God would be demonstrated in these and many other ways. We of the modern church have much more understanding of the scriptures and a plethora of apostles etc, but we are yet to cause major consternation to the kingdom of darkness and turn our world upside down. I am talking about a major display of God’s power every where. We cannot be satisfied with the ministry of those who are operating in the power gifts of the Spirit which are the gifts that demonstrate to a heathen and materialistic world that God is really mightier than the demons they serve. Let us (I’m chastising myself as well) rise to the challenge by getting to the place in God where His power would be manifested. It is time for demons to beg and scream when we come on the scene, like in Jesus’ ministry. Please let me know about those I did not mention.

Believers, God bless. Hopefully we will be able to move to the power of prayer and fasting the next time.
There were 3 reactions in the book of Acts to the inaugural outpouring of the Holy Spirit. They were amazement, doubt and mockery. The outpouring or revelation of the Holy Spirit is not always applauded and welcomed by the religous sect/any unbeliever. The amazement results from the display of the wonderful works of Christ and doubt and mockery as to whether or not the prophecies, dream, visions etc were true.
If you found out, for example, that the numbers 666 in Revelation refer to three personalities (6 is the mark of man), will you believe? Who are they? The beast (Rev 11:7), the dragon (Rev 12: 7-9) and the false prophet (Rev 16: 13).
Does Alpha and Omega mean the Creator and Revelator? After all, God has no end because Moses says that from everlasting to everlasting thou art God (Ps 90: 2). God has a sense of humor (Alpha and Omega is just a term, a paradoxical hyperbole, to explain that there ain’t nobody like me, before me and after me). Satan found that out the hard way!
The number 7 means “that’s it- no more. I’m tired!” Seven days of creation, seven sons of Sceva, Seven candlesticks, seven dimensions of the Holy Spirit, seven churches, seven angels in Revelation (with the seals and to the churches), the Lamb had seven horns and eyes. There were also seven thunders and the red dragon (Rev 12: 3) had seven heads and crowns in the book of revelation. That is why 7 means completion. Even God has to rest (not that He really gets tired – Isa 40: 26-31). Anything more than that is one too many (in the context).
God is totally way out of the box of human understanding, thinking, comprehension and reasoning. Ask Paul. That is why he could not talk about the abundance of revelations that had been given to him. God says that He laughs at mockers (Ps 2: 1-4). The Holy Spirit is given to reveal the nature and personality of God. We have learnt about Him in abstract and theological terms, but the person with a personal relationship will know that while He is no no – nonsense, He is also a Dignitary (the One who sits on the Throne) but also possesses a great sense of humor. How else will you explain Peter’s escape from prison in Acts 5: 16 – 26 and Acts 12: 5-11? There is so much humor in the Bible that even the youths will say “God rocks”. How else will you explain Jesus fading through the wall of a building and scaring the daylights out of the disciples after His resurrection (Mk 24: 36 – 40; Lk 24: 35-36). Don’t mention the time after His resurrection when He appeared to two greiving, unsuspecting disciples and earnestly discussed the scriptures about Himself, His death etc (Lk 24: 13- 35).
How about this one? What will we eat at the Marriage supper of the Lamb? Manna? Certainly not! God got so fed up with disobedient children of Israel that He told the angels to make them some biscuits and throw it down to them! You don’t believe? How come there is a tree in heaven that bears fruit every month?!!! What about Baalim trying to curse Israel and God putting prophecies in his mouth instead (to Baalim’s consternation). How on earth could shouts could bring down the mighty wall of Jericho? Don’t try that stunt at home! You will hurt yourself. The funniest may be Michael  casting Satan out of heaven after He won him in the contest of heaven following his mutiny.
Satan has no rest, no peace, no opportunity to win any battles because God makes sure that He intercepts him by the innumerable company of saints and angels assigned to evey country, city and to His people. Of course, we must remember the strategies that will spring the devil’s traps (like intercession which got Peter out of prison in Acts 12:9).
Why does Satan lose time fighting a losing battle? It only takes Michael and his angels to cast him out of heaven for one last time in the book of Revelation (Rev 12: 7-11). That devil is out of his mind!!! The people at the tower of Babel and Sodom and Gomorrah had God in such a state of amazement that He actually had to come down to see what they were really doing?! As in, you can’t be serious! Rememebr that He knows everything, but these people were just out of this world!
Blessings and more to come