This is a series from Dr. Aikens entitled “Revelatory Words and Concepts” These revelatory nuggets are curated by Jane Babich from Bootcamp Teachings and Podcasts. These concepts are rooted in Apostle Aikens’s heart toward equipping ministries and ministers for the work of the end times.
Genesis 3:1-6 (KJV)
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, You shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and also gave unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The scripture reveals the serpent was more subtile than any other creature so available to be used by Satan to rise in the midst of God’s declared to rest in Eden to ask Eve: “Has God really said?”
Genesis 2: 1-3 (KJV)
Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Subility was then a tool the serpent used to overthrow man in his having been given abundance and dominion.
- This subtile in Hebrew is “aruwm” signifying a summing craftiness usually token using others by its words to accomplish set underhanded goals.
- Subtile words are maliciously full of lifeless obscure, challenging words, artfully presented to make us question what it is we heard God say.
- Subtility twists the truth to introduce uncertain sounds having ulterior motives; to reset spiritual atmosphere, misguide, supplant and confuse all to misdirect us.
So, just as in the Garden of Eden and Eve, the enemy of our soul, Satan, uses subtility to attack our life with circumstances that seem out of our control; and speak words of condemnation, discouragement, and accusation to make us not want to stick and stay on the path set by our calling and purpose from God.
Lastly, subtility expresses a godly concern as if to make us wiser; yet speaks nothing that brings revelatory light of the life of God’s purposes.
Thus, subtility is nothing but the “idle words” that Jesus condemned in Matthew 12:36-37.
Subtile words come to entangle us as Saints, in those old yokes of bondage that He has already freed us from as His. Be not deceived subtility spoken leaves a harmful residue behind to wound even destroy our faith or trust in God. But the standard against these idle words is “The Word of God.” Therefore we must study so that we can hear and know the truth instead of the subtile words.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
As it refers to studying the scriptures, in 1611, the word study meant to strive or be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling the word of truth accurately.
Yet our but God is that when we study to show ourselves approved, we will rightly divide the word when we here subtility say “has God said,” or worse it comes saying “yea, I say God has said.” God’s word will always draw us, point us, and move us to the truth and life in all things we hear or see.
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It is my privilege and honor to curate these revelatory concepts taught by Dr. Audrey Aikens