Yesterday on my train journey from one end of the country to another the Lord caused me to see a truth which is profound, because it talks about the process of WHY Jesus has been “kept” in heaven and what it means practically speaking.
Jesus has been in heaven now 2000 years and it seems many of us are beginning to question some of the end time teaching. What we know is that Jesus is coming back as King and Lord. Who has Him now reigning as Lord in their hearts will find that easy, those who have had issues, major issues could be an uncomfortable day.
The whole reason Jesus is still in heaven is because He wants to make His Enemies, which are our enemies, the footstool. What is means in short, that instead of having one or two victories, then a series of counter attacks by the devil, we move into a time of corporate subduing of the enemy.
I see this as an opening into REVIVAL, whether it be personal or corporate. What enemies are plaguing you today? Is it in your health? Is it in your finances? Is it in your family? Is it in your marriage? The Lord is seeking in our lives to bring those enemies UNDER US to serve us. We know that the first step to this is our SALVATION BY OUR FAITH. The second rung of this subduing ladder, is our water baptism, then Baptism in the Spirit, and so forth. What this means is that today God wants to exercise some of HIS AUTHORITY in you to bring some of those enemies under your feet, and make them a personal servant for your own permanent position alongside Jesus.
What we really know is, that Jesus is sat at the Right Hand, but so are we, Ephesians2:6 tells us this. But our position is under constant attack, which starts in our mind. Then goes into some of those areas of our lives which God wants to bring overall authority.
But for receiving that authority operating in us, we must be in submission to it…”Submit unto the mighty hand of God, resist the devil and he shall flee…” The key word and condition there is submission. What we see is the Word MIGHTY, which in the Greek is the word KRATOS. This is ultimate AUTHORITY. It means dominion. I heard from a friend of mine from California, Al Houghton, about the 4 levels of power manifest in scripture, the first being dunamis, which is gift, the second, being exousia, delegated authority, the third being Ischuo, being prevailing authority, and finally Kratos, meaning dominion.
I feel that the hypocrisy and duality of our lives comes in when we use our “Greek” inheritance in that we treat our lives by areas, we tend to some areas to the detriment of others. Rather we need to embrace the “Hebrew” mindset, that sees God treat us as a WHOLE. That is if there is any area that is not treated, the whole is still undermined. Therefore, what I am saying by that is, if we are to believe the whole concept that God is taking us to a place where we REST in the victory…like Solomon who rested from his enemies, God is taking us to that place. I believe we go through things and processes, but surely the devil cannot continue to rob our understanding and our faith. This is what is happening. Every time you lack in an area…struggling and stressing, that is lack of victory, and lack of dominion. God does not just want to give us VICTORY…but HE WANTS TO TAKE US INTO OUR REST.
David spoke of a new day…Hebrews 4. This new day is coming to the Body. Its not enough to move in delegated authority, if we stay there…we need to prevail and gain overall dominion. Psalm 18 is all about this, about David’s process to overall dominion. Look at the first verses, he is crying out to God for deliverance, look at the end, he is pursuing the devil. God teaches David the requirements of gaining that dominion which was his right by anointing. You see David received anointing to become King…a throne was prepared for him. He was the chosen king, he was the forerunner of Christ. God brought him to a place of dominion, and at Baal Perazim, God made him subdue his enemy, the Philistines, the scripture says that these never once more lifted their heads. Baal Perazim means: “Lord of the Breakthrough.”
Revelation 1:6 says we have been made KINGS and PRIESTS. So a THRONE has been prepared for us, we have been ANOINTED FOR IT. It is our right…WE HAVE BEEN MADE TO BE…so why aren’t we walking in it? Because the enemy has blinded us…torn us down in our understanding, robbed the revelation and caused us to walk below our station. Its now time to walk in a new understanding, its time to stop walking in our flesh…and call upon our spirit man, that new man, to walk our days out by the Holy Spirit, the ru’ach of God…that wind…that blast of inspiration, and more importantly that communion and wisdom to walk out our DESTINED WALK.
God has determined to put your enemies today UNDER OUR FEET…make them a permanent rest for our feet. It is a corporate destiny, it is a move of God through our lives. Let us embrace it.