Deeper Communion Part 1: Understanding His Government: (Continuation from HERE )
So, let’s finish this up 🙂
As already mentioned, all things that transpire in the kingdom are designed for one purpose; reconciliation back to the heart of the Father.
This is where we are destined to abide. This is because He loves us more than we can understand.
“And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.” Col 1:20
This is what His kingdom government is rooted in. Reconciliation. It starts with the Cross. It ends with our soul’s belief system.
I cannot count the number of Christians I know that have had legitimate, intense spiritual interactions in the realms of God’s kingdom. Yet because they refuse to submit their own wounds and pains to the truth of God’s word, they remain broken, fractured, and possessing and reflecting only a dimly lit image of His nature. Our Father wants to set us free of this.
Please hear me.
Spiritual interactions… in any form (whether one is conservative or charismatic- we have our own convictions on what “spiritual interactions” means to us) are invitations for us to begin to change our thinking. If the soul refuses to perceive things from the mind of Christ, which is love, it’s all pretty much useless.
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels… If I have the gift of prophecy …if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 1 Cor 13:1-2
It was the life and ministry of Jesus during His three years on Earth, that we are meant to draw upon in order to understand the heart and nature of our Father.
What is His nature, His heart… saying about you… right now? What do we truly believe?
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7
Guys… this is scripture. This is the word of God. The “Word of Faith” movement fell into the ditch of self-centeredness. The meaning of this verse became perverted; focusing the Church on her getting what she wants for selfish, worldly living. The true thrust of what Jesus is stating here is that if the Word of the Father abide in us, we will be seeing, thinking, feeling and ultimately flowing in the government of our Lord to all those around us. His thoughts will be ours.
Understanding the nature of our Savior must begin with seeing ourselves the way He sees us. To the degree we fail to think about ourselves as He thinks toward us, we will compromise our ability to walk in the fullest friendship and intimacy He desires with us.
As I type this, I can feel the agreement many of you would profess. So… let’s drive this home. Just to make sure we are all on His page.
The Word says we are Holy, blameless, reconciled, redeemed, without spot or blemish, fully pleasing, accepted in the Beloved and the righteousness of God.
“But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation” Col 1:22
“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor 5:21
Are we living in agreement with these truths? Are we in reality, resisting His government in our lives?
Here are some areas we can take an inventory on where our soul is denying His government over our lives:
- Does the rejection of others cause us pain?
- Do we exist with the dull awareness of an emotional ache we carry around?
- Does our sense of well-being rise and fall with the level of intimacy we have with God?
- Does our sense of self-worth rise and fall based on our actions in any given area?
- Are we feeling righteous when we feel unworthy?
When we live a life trying to add to our own sense of value, it means we have rejected His sense of value for us in that area of our life. It’s one or the other, guys.
We pray, right? We spend time with Him? When was the last time we asked the Holy Spirit to show us in what ways and in what areas we see Him and ourselves differently than He does?
This takes courage, and with all my being I want to encourage you… He loves you.
Here is an exercise. Ask the lord to reveal to you an area He wants to impart His kingdom government to you. Ask the Lord to speak to your spirit while you rest tonight. Place yourself under the blood of Jesus and declare that the Holy Spirit, and only the Lord, speak to you.
Dreams are biblical and none of us are willing to become heretics by claiming to add to the bible, right? We all agree God’s Word is the final authority in all things? Good. Another ditch avoided. So…see what you dream about…
You can also begin to ask the Holy Spirit to bring to light the areas where our beliefs are in violation to His Word as we go about our day. It won’t take long. Trust me.
Our Lord is calling forth His Children to dig into Him and His kingdom. Why? In the end… it truly is all very simple. Our walk is meant to be simple and complete in Him. Again, I ask….
It is because He loves you.