1. “Remember who you are!”
I would say this to my young grandchildren when they would leave my house. What did that mean?
It was a reminder to them to remain steadfast in the teachings in which their family had trained them, and not to yield to pressures from other kids to do wrong things. In other words, they were to remember to do what is right before God.
Body of Christ – Remember Who You Are!
Many Christians have not been taught who they are in Christ. They go in and out of church for years and still have no revelation of their true identity, their inheritance, or their responsibility to fulfill their purpose on earth.
Over 40 years ago, we were blessed to have come across a paper at our church that our dear friends Al and Phyllis had put together: “In Him Scriptures.” It impacted my life then, and still does, as I continue to renew my mind to what scripture says about me.
In these perilous times, dear Saints, we absolutely need to do this.
Declaring a scripture like, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus,” reminds me of my right standing before my Father and the place I exist in Jesus. When I speak His Word over myself it nourishes my spirit man, which in turn empowers me to stand firm against my enemy. It reminds me I am not of this world, just like Jesus also declared. I am here on temporary assignment to do my part and establish God’s Kingdom on earth. But to fulfill this work I have to remember “who I am in Christ.” That brings me under an umbrella of protection knowing I am NEVER alone!
If you make declarations early in the day they will guard your mind and strengthen you against anything you are hearing that is contrary to the Word. Since you have planted the Word into your spirit and renewed your mind, the worldly chaos will not rob you of your faith!
This is how we walk by faith and advance the Kingdom.
Get your copy of the “Who I am in Christ Scriptures” by downloading them on my website, Prayer with Purpose.org.
2. The Inversion
Two thousand years ago Paul the Apostle said the end times would be perilous. (2 Timothy 3:1-5) Men will be lovers of themselves resisting the truth. From this all wickedness proceeds because these are people who have opened themselves to satanic influence and possession, but “the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
Years ago, the faith community was teaching on the power of the Spirit filled church that would rise up. The inversion, meaning that which was up would come crashing down, and that which was down would come up!
An invasion of the outpouring of Holy Spirit would come in, not like a trickle, but like a flood, hitting every city in every state of our nation and every other nation — all at the same time!
Before the foundation of the world, you and I were called to be born into these times to make preparations for the return of Jesus in the air. We are an advancing army contending for righteousness and the Kingdom of God to be released in our cities. That, of course, includes the salvation of millions of souls!
We were born for “such a time as this!” But if you have grown tired and weary, one reason may be you are not praying enough in tongues. Think of your cell phone. Doesn’t it have to be continually charged up? See Jude 20.
3. Keys of Revival
Who has the keys of the Kingdom of God? The Body of Christ filled with the Holy Spirit! Those powerful keys are to be in continual use.
“And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18-19)
Keys to your house open the door so you can enter, or those keys lock the door so no one can break in and steal your goods. Before the Gospel is unlocked to affect the natural realm on earth and bring in souls, the keys of Spirit led intercession and tongues must be released.
Unseen wicked spirits in the heavenlies will be locked up by the power of God’s mighty angelic armies. (Ephesians 6:12)
This is the authority and responsibility of “The Glorious Church” in action. We are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6, to enforce the Kingdom of God upon wickedness and cast them out!
The violent take the Kingdom by force! And remember this, when you pray God is there, within you!
“And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, that I may plant the heavens, lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’ ” (Isaiah 51:16)
“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)
A picture is worth a thousand words!
Want to see what a revival looks like?
This is that … which is an outpouring: a flood!
“Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the Lord.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.” (Hosea 6:3-4)