This teaching is dedicated to examining some of the practical applications that an Armorbearer/Adjutant of Christ or one who has the calling of Armorbearing should clearly understand because these practices will make things run smoothly while "Guarding The Anointing" on that pastor. And serving as leaders, it will help bring discipline to the ministry and to the leadership inside the House of GOD as well as when you travel outside of the domains of your local church setting. Now whether your Pastor is a local church leader only or they have a traveling ministry, these practices should be in place. In biblical days, an Armorbearer was one who actually carried the shield and armor of the king as he went into battle, often acting as his personal assistant. For example, King Saul had several Armorbearers assigned to him; so today, in the Body of Christ, we continue to need our spiritual armor and those who are anointed to "Guard" it in the spiritual realm. The Ephesians' writer commands us to put on the full armor of GOD so that we can take our stand against the devil's attacks; spiritual or physical!!! Just as much as our early century counterparts, we who have been anointed in the ministry of an Armorbearer of Christ, are to suit up in the Armor of GOD and "Guard the Anointing" of GOD'S Messenger in the battle of faith. The term Armorbearer was originally translated from the Hebrew word, nasa, meaning to figuratively or literally "lift up," "support" or "simply help." On occasion, theologians translate the word "help" from the Hebrew word, nasa; and in light of these defining terms, we can see an Armorbearer is one that "helps" or "supports" the vision of that pastor during the times of battle. In the Body of Christ, an Armorbearer of Christ is one "anointed" by GOD to "guard the anointing" on that man or woman of GOD by serving and helping them in life, ministry, and especially in the fight of Faith. In essence, an Armorbearer of Christ is called to make sure they are attended to, ministered to, cared for, helped, to be of use, to assist, to benefit, to promote, to support, to make easy for, to nourish, and to encourage the pastor. Furthermore, the attitude and mindset of an Armorbearer of Christ is one of servanthood because the mindset of an Armorbearer of Christ is to do whatever it takes to serve and support the pastor; and operating under the anointing of an Armorbearer of Christ can be described as operating in the principles or pervading qualities of servanthood, commitment, attentiveness, support, help, loyalty, and faithfulness. Armorbearing in the attitude of service is not just the performing of humble tasks but is an effort to serve Christ in the Kingdom of GOD. JESUS said, "The servant of all is the greatest of all." Among my favorite examples are the great men in Old Testament Scripture, many who were faithful armorbearers before their public ministry. King David, and King David's mighty men, Elisha and Joshua exemplified the anointing of an Armorbearer of Christ in excellence; even Elisha's assistant, Gehazi, offers us an example of what we do not want to do as an Armorbearer of Christ. One need not think that the LORD GOD only called Armorbearers of Christ or helpers to assist in the ancient battles.
You are involved in a war, not of your own choosing, but one that is having a profound and personal effect on you. What you do about it will determine where and how you will spend eternity. You must choose sides, but you cannot avoid the war. On the basis of your choice, you will become a winner or a loser. This book is designed to prepare and equip you for that war.
During and after the English civil wars, between 1640 and the 1690, an unprecedented number of manuals teaching cryptography were published, almost all for the general public. While there are many surveys of cryptography, none pay any attention to the volume of manuals that appeared during the seventeenth century, or provide any cultural context for the appearance, design, or significance of the genre during the period. On the contrary, when the perioda (TM)s cryptography writings are mentioned, they are dismissed as esoteric, impractical, and useless. Yet, as this book demonstrates, seventeenth-century cryptography manuals show us one clear beginning of the capitalization of information. In their pages, intelligence - as private message and as mental ability - becomes a central commodity in the emergence of Englanda (TM)s capitalist media state. Publications boasting the disclosure of secrets had long been popular, particularly for English readers with interests in the occult, but it was during these particular decades of the seventeenth century when cryptography emerged as a permanent bureaucratic function for the English government, a fashionable activity for the stylish English reader, and a respected discipline worthy of its own genre. These manuals established cryptography as a primer for intelligence, a craft able to identify and test particular mental abilities deemed a "smarta (TM) and useful for Englanda (TM)s financial future. Through close readings of five specific primary texts that have been ignored not only in cryptography scholarship but also in early modern literary, scientific, and historical studies, this book allows us to see one origin of disciplinary division in the popular imagination and in the university, when particular broad fields a " the sciences, the mechanical arts, and the liberal arts a " came to be viewed as more or less profitable.