Believing What We Know (V)




“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need”. (Hebrews 4:14-16)

“And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM and healing EVERY sickness and EVERY disease among the people”. (Mathew 9:35)

I am amazed at how many Christians do not understand the foundations of their faith such as the blood covenant and the tabernacle of Moses. The parallels of these great acts of divine grace are open windows that allow us as recipients to peer into God’s dimension called the divine reality. Revelation knowledge is seeing and understanding the reflections from this realm. It is where our spirit comprehends and communicates and the actual dwelling place (our spiritual home) where God’s presence abides. Church goers are taught basic Bible stories and fundamental doctrines but rarely study and or desire to do independent research on their own. It is so much easier to sit and listen to someone else present their theological presentations and lectures and then go home. Most Christians have a general sense of pre-determined ideas and world views and generally support organizations and ministry leaders who teach along those same lines. These groups are called “camps” and usually stay within their own four walls. Many will argue about doctrines they have never personally studied themselves. What I find interesting are how drastically things would change if the individual “students” were to become enlightened with the fresh “rhema” revelation of hidden spiritual mysteries. It is safe to wade in the ankle deep waters of basic bible study but how many have a burning desire to dive into the deep end of a new lifestyle? We hear about how Christianity is supposed to be a lifestyle and not just ceremonies and rituals but this will only become a true spiritual reality to the individual that has obtained the revelation of covenant. Trying to live by a set of laws (only) is a dead-end of self righteous works but to realize we have a living, breathing covenant with a living breathing God turns everything we say and do into a “relationship based” love. This awareness of His presence and how He longs to intervene in our life is exactly what Father is looking for. He paid the highest price to establish the new covenant with His people so we could abide in His Spirit and walk in His authority. Everything works together in the divine reality as one large treasure chest of benefits. The fruits of His Spirit, His gifts, His anointing, divine health, His signs, wonders and miracles, His power and authority, His divine favor, His blessings and all of His promises are included in His testament of total salvation.

God wants to bless and heal His people! Functioning within His divine reality is the definition of a disciple of Christ that is being saved. The default system of the world is an evil system that is not built on the Agape love of God or the Holy Spirit. The blessings contained in this world are not wrong or sinful in themselves – it is the spirit that uses them that determines who receives the glory. The possessions of this world were not created by the world and were never intended to be owned by the heathen. “The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein”. (Psalm 24:1) God made all the blessings of this world and gave it to Adam but through his disobedience the authority to rule was transferred over to Satan. Satan loves his position of temporary prince and power of the air and does not want to surrender anything to God’s people. He knows that God has ultimate authority and power over everything and he also knows about His blood covenant with the saints. He knows that if God’s children discover they are heirs according to the promise of God’s Word and are the rightful owners of this world – they will rule NOW! The restoration of our spiritual authority that was lost with Adam is what covenant is all about. The devil used deception and lies to steal, kill and destroy Adam and Eve’s rightful position in the Father’s Kingdom and he is doing the same thing with the New Testament disciples today. The devil is afraid of us because he knows how powerful God can manifest Himself THROUGH us – if we understand who we are! He will try everything he can to keep covenant a “top secret” from the last day remnant. He does not care about how many churches there are or how religious people become because there is no revelation, faith, understanding or Holy Ghost power in dead rituals. He fears those who are hungry to go deeper, who dig day and night for buried treasure and who can ACTIVATE the covenant in their life. He fears those who walk in God’s presence and who abide in His divine reality. It is time to know our responsibility! Selah.

Most of us can discern a sinking feeling when we think about the future of our nation’s economy. I’m not delving into the chaos of politics but we realize our rising debt has become like blowing air into a balloon that can only hold so much until it explodes. We can sense an old system dissolving giving way to a new world order on the horizon. This is made possible by the continuing disobedience of mankind and coming into covenant with the Father of all lies. The kings of this world have come into agreement with Satan and out of their dark hearts will continue to strangle the world with control. Yes, it gives us a sobering feeling of concern because it involves two major areas of our lives – healthcare and finances. But we must see that we are NOT in covenant with this world’s system. We do not put our TRUST in retirement pensions, social security, banks, hospitals, doctors or the grocery store. We put our faith in God and His covenant promises to PROTECT us and PROVIDE for us. His Word never fails! Jesus died so that we could become the children of God and with God as our heavenly Father there is no fear! Satan trembles in God’s presence and God lives inside of us- so that proves we are to rule and reign in the earth now – not just in the future millennial reign of Christ! “Ye are of God little children, and have overcome them: BECAUSE greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world”. (I John 4:4)
The enemy has no legal right to reign over the man who has accepted Christ as his Lord. The only way the enemy can come into the house, bind the strongman and destroy is when the door is unlocked. The saint that follows God’s voice and lives in the aura of God’s presence has been delivered out of Satan’s dominion. When the redemptive work of Christ was done, man’s authority became a spiritual reality. Praise God!

The spirit man that is who we really are – is the same spirit man that will live forever in God’s presence. We can be no more of a child of God RIGHT NOW, than we will for all eternity. We are possessed and saturated with God’s presence RIGHT NOW and are filled with His Holy Spirit to manifest His power and glory TODAY! “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians1:27) It is not about us being carried away with the riches of this world – it is ALL about the glory of God! It is about our obedience and holiness and God’s supernatural power to help us help others! We can finance His Kingdom and not only pray for needs but supply the needs for others, interceding and laying hands on the sick, tearing down demonic strongholds and proving the Christian life is THE dynamic power of God instead of dead religious politics. Father is waiting for the covenant that He bought and paid for to EXPLODE within those who obtain the revelation of His Word! Our inheritance does not begin when we die because our redemption does not begin when we die. The covenant that restored our personal relationship back to God and redeemed our spirit to eternal life is part of a larger package that contains the favor, health and blessings RIGHT NOW! If we are spiritually saved in our earthly journey NOW, then we are also to walk in the ABUNDANT life NOW! Why would Jesus die and then want us to be sick and poor?

Someone was talking the other day about the “ideals” of America and the concept of the American dream and I wondered about what people base their hope and trust in. People want to have money and they desire to be healthy but do not realize where these blessings come from. They work and believe they earn their living and most people make their own decisions and directions about everything. They lean on their own understanding without ever consulting God while enjoying a life of independence. This is not being led by God! We have become so “trained” from the world to handle our own problems that when we become attacked with illness we trust medical practices more than we trust God. When we have financial difficulty we sell our possessions, downsize and borrow from the world instead of activating God’s covenant. We are constantly bombarded with advertisements to take prescription medicines or invest in certain things. Everywhere we turn we find worldly council and secular influence to trust the “system” and rely on the ability of the world to take care of us. But – trusting the world will not come without a price! Anything outside of God’s principals and spiritual laws are “generic” blessings that are actually weapons to bring bondage. They are tricks and traps from the default system to lure us away from God and to entertain our attention and affection. The world desires for all people to love what it has to offer and to follow its ways because it wants our devotion and trust. So, whose promises will we depend on in our future – the world or God? In whom will we place our hope? “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not ALL HIS BENEFITS: Who forgives ALL your sins; who heals ALL your diseases”. (Psalm 103:2-3)

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