Bob Jones and Keith Davis - May 28, 1999
Throughout Bob's prophetic ministry, the Lord very often uses spiritual
experiences to convey Biblical Truth important for the season in which
it is given. The following prophetic revelation is one such experience.
The Truth emphasized in this vision reminds us of the tremendous provision
purchased for us at the cross. In the admonition given to the Laodicean
church found in Revelation 3:17, the Lord describes their perception
that they were rich and increased in goods and had need of nothing;
yet they did not even realize that they were wretched, miserable, poor,
blind and naked as seen from heaven's perspective. If we as a church
see ourselves as being rich and increased in goods then we do not recognize
our great need for heavens provision and the spiritual heritage
provided for us.
This revelation helps to remind us of our need to exercise our heritage
and legacy provided by the Lord.
In the experience Bob found himself in a vehicle traveling at a great
rate of speed on a highway called the "Straight and Narrow Way".
It was Bob's perception that you could travel at any rate of speed on
the "Straight and Narrow" highway. Nonetheless, he was pulled
over on the highway by an angel of the law stating that he was going
to restrain Bob from continuing at the present time. The angel had the
appearance and attire of a Highway Patrolman. The Bible declares that
angels are sent to and fro throughout the earth as the eyes of the Lord
to Patrol the Earth. This angel was sent to Patrol the "Higher
Way" to make certain that we were not living according to the law
of sin and death but according to the "Law of the Spirit of Life"
in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:2)
Then I said, "My lord, what are these?"
And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "I will show
you what these are." And the man who was standing among the myrtle
trees answered and said, "These are those whom the LORD has sent
to patrol the earth." Zech 1:9-10
The angel declared that he was sent to remind us of the "Law of
the Spirit of Life". Therefore it was his obligation to read Bob
his Biblical "Bill of Rights". The angel indicated that a
review of these rights was greatly needed. Before reading to Bob his
"Bill of Rights," the angel advised him that he had a right
to an attorney if he so desired. Bob responded that he had representation;
his advocate was a good Jewish lawyer that had never lost a case. The
angel acknowledged Bob's statement with the affirmation of a wise instruction.
The angel confirmed that he was a ministering spirit of Truth that accompanied
the incarnate Word of God when He was on the earth in human form. He
cited that we as God's people are not as familiar with our Biblical
rights as we should be, especially with the things immediately ahead
THE ANGEL THEN BEGAN A REVIEW OF SOME OF OUR RIGHTS SAYING:
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to the twelve redemptive nature's of Jehovah manifested
in the Person of Jesus Christ.
JEHOVAH-JIREH The Lord will provide
JEHOVAH-ROPHI The Lord our Healer
JEHOVAH-NISSI The Lord our Banner.
JEHOVAH-M'KADDESH The Lord Who Sanctifies
JEHOVAH-SHALOM The Lord our Peace
JEHOVAH-TSEBAOTH The Lord of Hosts
JEHOVAH-ROHI The Lord My Shepherd
JEHOVAH-TSIDKEENU The Lord our Righteousness
JEHOVAH-HELEYON Lord Most High
JEHOVAH-MAKKEH Lord Who Smites
JEHOVAH-GMOLAH Lord Who Recompenses
JEHOVAH-SHAMMAH Lord Who is Present
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to Mercy and forgiveness where you have sinned. You
have a right to come boldly before the Throne of Grace to repent and
when you have truly repented, then you have a right to the abundant
Mercy of God. Mercy is not receiving what you do deserve.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT of inheritance. An inheritance was left to you and
it is called Grace. You have a right to what you do not deserve. You
have a right to the grace of God in every place that it is listed in
scripture. Everything done in scripture in the Name of Jesus Christ.,
you have a right to do also. You have a right to all the miracles, signs
and wonders that He did as your right of inheritance. These things are
lawful for you according to the promise of God.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to grow in love. You have a right to grow-up in all
aspects unto Christ always speaking the truth in love, being controlled
in all areas of life by the love of Christ. Beyond all things, put on
love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to the fruit of the Spirit. You have a right to bear
fruit of the most excellent kind. By Grace you have a right to a cleansed
and purified soul through the Spirit of Christ thereby producing fruit
according to His nature and character.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to the abiding anointing that He had. You have a right
to the fullness of the anointing that rested upon the Lord Jesus Christ.
You have a right to do all that He did by the same Spirit that empowered
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to His Holy Spirit in full measure. This is your legal
right. The blood of God has secured this constitutional Bill of Rights
sealed as a covenant and an inheritance for the joint-heirs with Christ.
Each believer has the need to know his biblical Bill of Rights to put
up his guard and contend for the faith that was once delivered to the
fathers. You must contend for your rights and defend yourself from unlawful
intrusion at all times.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to the fullness of the Godhead. You have a right through
spiritual cleansing and maturity to be joined in union with Christ as
One Spirit knowing perpetual relationship and communion with God, sharing
in His Divine Nature.
YOU HAVE A RIGHT to the gifts of the Spirit. These are your inherent
rights. He ascended on high leading captive a host of captives giving
gifts unto men. Earnestly desire the best gifts; for that is your spiritual
IF YOU ARE LIVING YOUR LIFE ACCORDING TO THE "LAW OF THE SPIRIT
OF LIFE" THEN :
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to lasciviousness. You do not have a right to
unbridled lust or that which is contrary to chastity or is lewd and
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to lie. You do not have a right to act or speak
falsely with the intent to mislead or delude. Your enemy is a
liar and the father of lies. To speak falsely is to agree with him and
oppose the nature of Christ. Do not lie to one another, since you laid
aside the old self with its evil practices.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to sexual immorality. This is the will of God,
your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality;
that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification
and honor, not in lustful passion, like those who do not know God;
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to anger. You do not have a right to displeasure
and indignation arising from the feeling of injury done or intended
against you. But now you also, put aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander,
and abusive speech from your mouth.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to envy, jealousy and strife. Envy is conceived
from jealousy and strife. For where envy, jealousy and selfish ambition
exist, there is disorder and every evil thing. Instead, be pleased when
your brother prospers knowing that the Kingdom of Heaven merits from
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to unforgiveness. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted,
forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. And
so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a
heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing
with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint
against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to depression and rejection. You are commanded
to be strong and of a good courage; neither afraid nor dismayed: for
the LORD thy God is with you wherever you go. He has accepted you in
His grace therefore, harboring rejection in your heart is to deny His
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to live in fear. God hath not given you the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Fear
breeds bondage and you have the glorious right and privilege of freedom...for
the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to disappointment, disillusionment, defeat.
These emotions are thieves sent to steal the word of faith and distort
vision. You must know whom you have believed and be convinced that He
is able to guard those entrusted to Him until the day of your redemption.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to live in sickness nor continue in sin. You
have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps, who committed
no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth; and while being reviled,
He did not revile in return; while suffering, He uttered no threats,
but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges righteously; and He Himself
bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and
live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to emotional distress and mental illness. Yours
is a calling to soundness of mind, moderation and self-control purchased
for you at the Cross of Calvary cultivated through prudence and discretion.
You have access to the very mind of Christ which is perfectly balanced.
YOU DO NOT HAVE A RIGHT to uncleanness of flesh and spirit. You must
perfect holiness in the fear of the Lord pursuing purity and righteousness.
While it is true that all purifying influence and all holiness proceeds
from God, it is also true that the effect of all the influences of the
Holy Spirit is to excite you in diligence to purify your own hearts,
and to urge you to make strenuous efforts to overcome sin. This is a
work which God desires, and one in which He will give you all the aid
These are but a few of the many rights and privileges provided to us
through our redemption and reconciliation with God. We must contend
for the faith to exercise our rights when the enemy is trying to push
us into an unlawful act. When the enemy comes against us with an unlawful
thought we must exercise our Bill of Rights to put evil thoughts down
bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. We
must contend for the "belt" of the dread champion. Many are
presently contenders in training to become the champions of God. To
do that we must thoroughly know our rights before God. Train yourself
up to be a dread champion with the help of the Holy Spirit... one that
is a winner. However, we must contend until we become a commissioned
champion of valor.
When we contend for our rights and agree with God we then exercise God's
authority against these unlawful deeds. When we take our adversary to
the heavenly court on the basis of Gods "Bill of Rights",
we will always be victorious and find the ruling in our favor.
- Many thanks to Bob Jones and Keith Davis for permission
to post this article.