As stated in last month’s post the Kingdom of God is within us and it was God’s plan to put His authority into man, in the earth. The original plan was that Adam and Eve would have this dominion, but they lost it, because of pride. The second Adam, Jesus rectified this situation by sacrificing his life so that many sons would come into glory.
Heb 2:10: “…in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”
Through this sacrifice we were given Power.
Joh 1:12: “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”
This power included the leading of the Spirit of God!
Rom 8:14: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
As you can see the word ‘suffering’ is also there in Heb.2;10. Our sufferings are caused by the natural fleshly sinful state that is within us. This fleshly state in us, is at war with the Spirit of God that lives inside us. For Romans 8:13 says if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if we live by the Spirit, we will mortify the deeds of the body and therefore we shall live.
We should not give in to the flesh who always wants to be pampered.
The flesh always wants another bite to eat, it wants to eat more sugar, more refined foods it wants to do as it feels. It does not want to be controlled it wants to be free to rebel. It wants to test all boundaries and want to be as wild as an animal. The flesh wants everything and it wants it now!
But the fruit of the Spirit is completely the opposite; it is self-control, patience and longsuffering.
Rom 8:5: “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”
The only way to overcome this sinful state of self within us is by dying to it daily.
We can never expect to have this God authority functioning through us if we live after the flesh. Dying to flesh is what causes the suffering. This same problem is in all people and the conflict we see in the world is simply pride and greed trying to get its way. Because we know about this fleshly state in all people we have compassion and love towards others by showing them that they should guard the heart against the fleshly lusts. This is our mission on earth to become better people so that the authority of Jesus Christ can come into effect in our lives, changing the earth as we lay hands on the sick and speak to the mountains of problems. When we walk in the complete sonship ordained for us, we will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed. We will speak to the mountains (problems) and it will throw itself in the sea.
By this same authority Jesus cursed the fig tree. Jesus expected to find fruit on the tree and when he did not, he cursed it. They only saw the death of the tree the following day as it was dried up from the root. In Psalm 1 we are also compared to a tree. If we meditate the Word day and night, we will be like a tree planted by the river. Bringing forth our fruit in season and whatever we do we will prosper. This is the blessed state of they who meditate and do the Word of God. The same Psalm also says; The wicked is cursed. He will disappear like chaff in the wind. As we can see Jesus healed all that were sick and came to him, but He has a harsh other side to Him which said: If you do not bear fruit you are cursed.
This is exactly the same with us. If you love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and everything within you and love your neighbor as yourself you are blessed. If you do not obey the commandments, you are cursed according to Deuteronomy 28. This is the Word of God and we should speak it with Christ authority.
Because the Kingdom of God is within us, we speak in the courts of God, in the privacy of our bedrooms and are able to change the world in this way. Do not be afraid to pray against the evil that we see in our country.
Enter in Boldly into the presence of God and speak the Word of God. We are blessed because we love the Lord our God and those who do not are cursed. We speak the blessings over our own lives, and over those who bear good fruit. We also speak the curses over those who do not bear the good fruit. As Jesus said in Mathew 7:18-20: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.”