There are several things that I am really passionate about, and any one who is around me for a moment knows that I am passionate about the Kingdom. I believe that all believers are to bring their gifts and talents, that have been given by God, to the forefront for the Kingdom. We were sent to be the head not the tail. To be the influence and the preservative.
Matt. 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
Salt is to add flavor (influence) for seasoning. If it no longer does that, then it is good for nothing.
Ezek. 47:9 And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.
Ezek. 47:10 It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many. Ezek. 47:11 But its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be given over to salt.
Salt, when it is also used as a preservative. We are to be those who hold it all together when society refuses the grace of God. We see here that every where the river goes it heals the waters, but where it does not go, it is turned over to salt. This is not the ideal plan of God, but it is the reality for a society that refuses His grace. If we disengaged society and stop being an influence, then we leave it for Satan and his demons. That is not good by any standard. So our job is dominion and influence, and if refused then to preserve society until a time arises when society will once again embrace the grace of God.
Before any army can make advancements in territory, they will always seek to gain air supremacy. It has been this way for almost 100 years. It is amazing that the Scriptures speak of this very truth long before airplanes were every used in war. If they don’t gain air supremacy in todays warfare, then the soldiers on the ground will be completely vulnerable to attacks. Therefore, it is very important that we learn how to take the airwaves for the Kingdom of God.
So if we are going to take dominion, we must rule the airwaves or the troops on the ground will be taken out. This is where intercession is important. There has always been a problem associated with the Kingdom message. When God's people learn of their inheritance, for some reason they begin to think they have no part in bringing it to pass. Calvinism had the same problem, for them there was no evangelism.
Eph. 2:2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience
The church, takes a non-earning approach to the Kingdom, instead of a non-earning approach to righteousness. Faith is not enough, if we don't back it up with a plan, consistency and labor.
Paul said that he labored more than all the others with the grace given to him.
1 Cor. 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
We must learn our assignments as individuals, as well as how they fit in the whole. For a long time we have solely concentrated on growing by numbers, but not expanding the tent post and ropes.
Is. 54:2 “Enlarge the place of your tent, And let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, And strengthen your stakes. Is. 54:3 For you shall expand to the right and to the left, And your descendants will inherit the nations, And make the desolate cities inhabited.
In some places, the prevailing spirit might not be the Holy Spirit. There is a difference between preaching what people want and what the people need. People want to hear messages about how much God loves them. They don't want to hear other things, because other messages invokes responsibility on the part of the hearers of truth. Responsibility is not a popular cultural value these days.
To advance as an army we will have to understand and think with Military precision. This will mean, that we need to understand our role, and the angel's roles as well. Angels, will only get involved to the level that they are both requested and made room for. Jesus could have requested help, but to fulfill the Father's plan, He did not. But He did make the point, that if he did, they would have shown up.
Matt. 26:53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?
Our unwillingness or ignorance, can lead us into great turmoil and trouble.
Hos. 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
We are not those with a lack of knowledge. We just sometimes over emphasize one truth and it takes a position of dominion that it was never suppose to have. Like grace, God's favor now meaning we don't have to do anything or what we do doesn't matter.
Without proper prayer cover, air dominance, then the armies on the ground are open for attack. Too many times we leave the praying up to a select few, because we have not ordered our schedules by priorities, but by desires (lust). We are all guilty of this at some level and at sometime in our walk.
I am calling us to a time of fasting a prayer. We need to engage the heavens and lift up the Body in prayer. We need to know the needs of the community of believers and it is the responsibility of all to pray. It is time that we all take our place and put on our royal garments.
We will not survive without the proper prayer cover. We have lost the importance of prayer, because we have assumed that because we are sons and daughters, that there is no fight. Yet, everyday sons and daughters are in a battle for their families, children and communities.
Some areas in which we need to pray are: the anointing on our lives and the lives of the leaders; the physical and spiritual protection of our families and our friends. We need wisdom for what the lord has called us to do and revelation of the enemies plans so that we can counter them. Other areas include, our finances, our health our advancement in the kingdom, open doors, angels and resources.
We need to all understand that, “God does nothing in the affairs of men, except in answer to prayer.” We are asked to steward the planet and one day He will return for it. He will help us every step of the way, as long as we remember to lean upon Him along the way. Join us at Torch Bearers Church and around the world in prayer. We look forward to seeing you in the throne room of heaven.
Blessing to all,
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