"While the earth remains,
seedtime and harvest ... shall not cease."
Otherwise, after you got born again you would have immediately gone to Heaven.
Every born again Christian has an assignment to fulfill. You are an Ambassador for Christ.
So, what are you transferring from Heaven to earth?
What did Jesus pray would be done on earth?
The Power of a Seed
Let’s go back in history and lay down some tracks that we can follow to see what God’s Spirit is speaking to His people who pray.
Everything operates by “Seed.”
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth with His words. (Genesis 1:1)
God made man in His image and likeness. (Genesis 1:26)
God gave man, male and female, dominion over the earth. (Genesis 1:27)
Man became a speaking spirit. (Genesis 2:7)
Man disobeyed God. (Genesis 3:6)
While the earth remains there will be seedtime and harvest. (Genesis 8:22)
A virgin birthed the Son of God, Immanuel, God with us. (Matthew 1:23)
As many as received Him, He gave the right to be born of God. (John 1:12-13)
If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
The new creation is born of incorruptible seed, the Word. (1 Peter 1:23)
With the heart one believes.
With the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)
By your words you’re justified or condemned. (Matthew 12:37)
Christ in you the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
The mystery of the Kingdom: “the sower sows the Word.” (Mark 4:10-20)
Seek first the Kingdom of God so all things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
Your citizenship is in Heaven. (Colossians 3:20)
All authority in Heaven and earth has been given to Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18)
Go, preach the gospel in all the world; make disciples, baptize, teach, cast out demons, lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. (Matthew 28:18-20 & Mark 16:15-18)
The Kingdom of God
Many books have been written about this important subject. Let’s try and just hit the high points.
The Kingdom of God resides within you.
The Kingdom of God is in operation in and through The Glorious Church, the Body of Christ. Jesus is the Head, filling all in all.
JESUS CHRIST — GOD’S SEED TO EARTH
“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John 12:24
“What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it?
It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and put in his garden; and it grew and became a large tree, and the birds of the air nested in its branches.” Luke 13:18-19
The Kingdom of God in Operation
Jesus went to a deserted place after His cousin John was beheaded by Herod. Later, the multitudes found Him. Moved with compassion, He began teaching them. The disciples being concerned about the people getting hungry, told Him to send them away. “You give them something to eat … how many loaves do you have?” They answered, “Five and two fish.”
After Jesus blessed and broke the loaves and fish He gave them to His disciples to distribute to the multitude. As the disciples obeyed, multiplication took place feeding the multitude with more left over. Here we see the supernatural realm dominating the natural five-sense realm.
One preacher gives an example of the Kingdom of God being like a glacier.
We only see the top portion of it, when in actuality the massive structure below the surface, that which is temporarily unseen, is far, far greater. If we flip the glacier over with its top point in the water, we would then view how gigantic the unseen portion really is.
“The Lord has established His throne in heaven,
And His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:19
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.” (Matthew 4:23-24)
“Yeah, but that was Jesus. He is God! He can do anything.”
You, dear Saint, do not know who you are in Christ. The Spirit of God dwells within you.
“… how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.” Acts 10:38
“But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” Romans 8:11
The Church has been given authority to teach, to preach, to heal and to deliver.
"You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
“For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.” (Hebrews 2:8-9)
JESUS IS LORD
OCTOBER 2016 — Whole lot of Shaking Going On
“Take heed that no one deceives you …
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars, See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.” (Matthew 24:4-7)
THE HOLY SPIRIT
“But the Helper,
the Holy Spirit,
whom the Father will send in My name,
He will teach you all things,
and bring to your remembrance
all things that I said to you.
Peace I leave with you,
My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
“Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:26-27)
HOW THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ADMINISTERED UPON THE EARTH
It is God’s Spirit working through each member of His Church that brings the power of the cross to save and deliver suffering humanity. This is God’s will!
It is the Glorious Church that is bringing stability as the earth is being shaken.
Things are being shaken just as a farmer removes the tares from the wheat and then shakes the grains of wheat from the husks.
The Bible calls this threshing. The wheat was spread onto a floor made from stone, concrete or tamped earth and beat with a flail to remove the wheat. Next, the wheat was sifted to remove the chaff.
“Now this, ‘Yet once more,’ indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.” (Hebrews 12:25-29)
If Christ’s Spirit is in you, you cannot be shaken!
But take heed! Those born-again Christians who have embraced this world’s system and beliefs, well, there’s a whole lot of shaking in your future.
What are you transferring from Heaven to earth? What is filling your heart?
Are you fearful of what will happen on November 8th?
Are you angry and hateful toward candidates who are ungodly?
What are you saying (seeds)?
How’s your prayer life?
Remember to walk in love and forgiveness toward the disobedient so that your faith can do the impossible. Our war is NOT against flesh and blood but against the unseen forces of darkness.
Are you offended at being called one of those “deplorable” people?
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew 5:43-45)
How do we bless the ungodly? We pray for their salvation!
When you pray, you’re transferring God’s goodness, His will to earth. That’s our part. He desires all men to be saved.
Dealing with the wicked, well, that’s God’s business.
When you pray, the Holy Spirit in you is directing traffic, or in other words, what needs to be loosed and what needs to be locked up. Saints who pray have an internal assignment that yields to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Be led!
Because of this, God’s Word needs to be continually planted in your heart so that when you pray in faith, the mighty Sword of the Spirit is released out of your mouth. (Ephesians 6:17-18)
Through faith we subdue kingdoms! (Hebrews 11:33)
Through fear, anxiety, and worry we become discouraged which opens the door to unbelief! Shut that down. Maybe the news also! Pray more in tongues several times a day. It will strengthen you.
“Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me:
‘Behold, I have put My words in your mouth.
See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms,
To root out and to pull down,
To destroy and to throw down,
To build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:9-10)
Pray for the voters!
Keith Butler: Wonderful and encouraging 45 minute faith-filled teaching: “Seek First the Kingdom of God” — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP3blZitilE
PRAYER WITH PURPOSE
Do not be anxious and fearful about the United States and the Presidential Election. Seek first the Kingdom of God. Walk by faith. God is with us for He is in us!
Pray for your state and the nation to vote God’s will! Remember the unborn. See our Current Events page about an early morning conference call prayer meeting for the election.
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