Our Place Of Authority In Him
Last month we began looking at our place in the heavenlies as a place of authority. In that context we began by learning how to ‘let the peace of God rule’. Let’s remind ourselves of verses 1-3 and verses 15-16 of Colossians chapter 3;
Colossians 3:1-17 (NKJV) If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. 3 For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
As an example we looked at 2 Kings 6 and how the perspective of Elisha’s servant was changed when he had heavenly vision. Once again let’s revisit that;
2 Kings 6:15-17 (NKJV) And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, “LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then the LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
What is truly happening has to be discerned as different to what’s going on in the natural. You may be surrounded by chaos but be securely fixed in His peace.
In our previous look at these verses we learnt about the peace of God. That is more than simply a sense of tranquility, there is a peace that comes from revelation of the believers authority. There is a confidence that comes from understanding our true heavenly citizenship and the rights and privileges that accompany that. Living, abiding, dwelling in that place is done by staying in the peace of God and being not moved by crisis and the “demands” of circumstance.
There are a number of things the believer must have revelation of not simply as head knowledge but a deep constant consciousness of as we see not only with our eyes but also with heavenly eyes.
Now, our revelation and our authority all begin at the cross, however what we need to understand here, begins a long time before that. Understanding why the cross was necessary is paramount to our walking in authority from the results of the cross. Let’s begin at the beggining.
Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now, when did satan fall? Ezekiel reveals that God says “I cast you to the ground” Ground, or earth, then, was in existence, and therefore satan’s fall must have been after Genesis 1:1
Ezekiel 28:12-15 (NKJV) “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “You were the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created. 14 “You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
What was the iniquity?
Isaiah 14:12-14 (NKJV) “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’
The five “I wills” of satan’s fall. They also reveal some things to us; We know from Ezekiel, that he was “the anointed cherub”. He was endued with authority and power. Now, Isaiah reveals that he had a throne, and therefore a dominion or kingdom. Many Bible scholars believe this was the earth.
Jesus reveals some things to us in Luke 10:18;
Luke 10:17-19 (NKJV) Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” 18 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Now this was not happening as the disciples where ministering. Jesus was making the point, that He had seen satan fall long ago, and not to think that what they did was because of their own effort (pride), but that He had given them authority.
This description is of the moment Lucifer tried to exercise his five “I wills” and began his assault and attempted to ascend, however the opposite in fact happened. What anointing and spiritual authority he once had was now stripped, and he was cast down to the earth, still as a spirit yet now with no spiritual authority. He was incarcerated in the natural.
At this point God withdrew from the natural realm. This withdrawl of light, withdrew the spiritual structure and substance of light and God’s faith and so the earth became “without form and void”. Most Bibles say “the earth was..” but the Hebrew is ‘hâyâh’ meaning “became”! God indeed did not create the world void!
Verse two hear, reveals two Hebrew words “toho v’boho” – to lie waste, chaos, disorder. However the scripture tells us that the Lord did not create the world in this state.
Isaiah 45:18 (NKJV) For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain (tohu), Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.
No, it was create perfect! We have another scripture that reveals the same words ‘tohu v’hohu’
Jeremiah 4:23-27 (NKJV) I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void; (tohu v’ bohu) And the heavens, they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled, And all the hills moved back and forth. 25 I beheld, and indeed there was no man, And all the birds of the heavens had fled. 26 I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness, And all its cities were broken down At the presence of the LORD, By His fierce anger. 27 For thus says the LORD: “The whole land shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.
There is no other time in history that this level of catastrophic effect took place. John G. Lake said “The presence of God is as destructive of evil as it is creative of good.” God’s fierce righteous anger removed Himself, His light, which withdrew the spiritual structure and substance of His light and so the earth became “without form and void”.
Satan, now stripped of all that he was, existed quivering as a spirit once anointed with light, now in utter darkness. Thank God, He didn’t leave it there. How could He, He is so good that He will always triumph and He would not let this piece of eternity sit in darkness.
Jeremiah 4:27 For thus says the LORD: “The whole land shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.
And then the WORDS!
Genesis 1:3 (NKJV) Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
In an explosion of power, of God’s own person, Light surged through everything, and His word separated the light from the darkness. Light is a substance, darkness is the lack of light (the lack of light’s substance).
The Lord then makes His man in His own image and DNA as His son, and commands him to use Words to “replenish” the earth.
Genesis 1:28 (KJV) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Genesis 3 now reveals to us the limitation of satan.
Genesis 3:1a (NKJV) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made…
Revelation reveals that this is indeed satan
Revelation 12:9 (NKJV) So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Revelation 20:2 (NKJV) He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
Now satan is limited by the natural, and a man in God’s image has been given authority!
Halleluiah! Now, I know that man fell into sin and that opened up a whole mess. We will deal with this next month, and the significance of Jesus coming in the flesh, as a Man, to once again have a Man take the seat of authority. In this months MinstrEmail, I believe the Lord wanted you to simply be refreshed in His original intent. To see once again that man was made and appointed for authority. To be creative and have “authority over every creeping thing”.
I can tell you this, God will have His man, His children, walk in this once more, because Jesus, as the Son of man conquered the grave and took it back!
Now confess this with me. If you have a seed to sow into this ministry, speak this as you sow it.
I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE GREAT YEAR FOR WHAT EVER I NEED IT TO BE. I BELIEVE GOD AND HIS WORD, AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A GREAT BREAKING LOOSE OF EVERYTHING I NEED TO FULFILL MY DESTINY IN GOD. I BELIEVE THAT GOD WILL CAUSE THINGS I HAVE BELIEVED FOR TO SUDDENLY MANIFEST AS I FAITHFULLY STAND IN FAITH. IM GOING BACK TO THE COVENANTS OF GOD. IM GOING BACK TO THE WORSHIP AND PRAISE OF GOD AND THE POWER TO HEAL.
I DECLARE THIS YEAR ‘THE GREAT YEAR’ CONCERNING……….
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