It is time for the Body of Christ to come forth and manifest its true dominion over the earth as commanded by God the Father in Genesis 1.
Gen. 1:26-28 (KJV):
"And God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him: male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."
The Body of Christ is not to rule over men but, over the earth and subdue it. What is the purpose for the Body of Christ to manifest? To overthrow and drive back the forces of darkness and to take back dominion. Why? For souls. Jesus is about saving the nations and reconciling mankind back to the Father.
II Corinthians 5:18-19 (Amp):
"But all things are from God, Who through Jesus Christ reconciled us to Himself [received us into favor, brought us into harmony with Himself] and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation [that by word and deed we might aim to bring others into harmony with Him].
It was God [personally present] in Christ, reconciling and restoring the world to favor with Himself, not counting up and holding against [men] their trespasses [but cancelling them], and committing to us the message of reconciliation (of the restoration to favor)."
We, as the Body of Christ, are to manifest so that by word and deed, mankind will be reconciled back to the Father. In order to do this, we need to recognize who we truly are in Christ - our Kingdom identity, and the dominion that we have been given by Father God Himself.
We must return to true holiness, godliness and the Word of God revealed by the Holy Ghost. This will put us in position to receive Kingdom strategies for training, equipping, activating and releasing men and women of God for the advancement of the Kingdom. Along with preaching, teaching and demonstrating the power of the Kingdom of God we must manifest the very nature and establish the culture of the Kingdom. The culture of the Kingdom of God is righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost established through the love of God, the Word of God and the holiness of God - for God is love. We accomplish this through strategic intercessroy prayer and fasting using the wisdom of God. We decree and declare the Word of God as led by the Holy Spirit, taking dominion over specific areas that God has instructed, establishing the Kingdom and its culture through born again, taught, trained and discipled believers who demonstrate and release the supernatural power of God through signs, wonders and miracles.
Ephesians 4:11-13 (KJV)
"And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ:
till we all come in the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, and to a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:. . ."
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (KJV)
"Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
But the manifestation fo the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal."
1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (AMP)
"Now there are distinctive varieties and distributions of endowments (gifts, extraordinary powers distinguishing certain Christians, due to the power of divine grace operating in their souls by the Holy Spirit) and they vary, but the [Holy] Spirit remains the same.
And there are distinctive varieties of service and ministrations, but it is the same Lord [Who is served].
And there are distinctive varieties of operation [of working to accomplish things], but it is the same God Who inspires and energizes them all in all.
but to each one is given the manifestation of the [Holy] Spirit [the evidence, the spiritual illumination of the Spirit] for good and profit.
Romans 14:17-18 (KJV)
"The Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men."
1 Corinthians 14:1(a) (AMP
"Eagerly pursue and seek to aquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; . . ."
Galatians 5:22-25 (KJV) (The nature of the Kingdom of God)
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-25 (AMP) (The nature of the Kingdom of God)
"But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His persence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,
Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetities and desires.
If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Sp;irit we have our life in god, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
God's people are to be people of love as well as war. God is love who is all authority, dominion, all power and all glory. God and His revealed love will change the hearts of men. The power of God, through His Word and the Holy Spirit, will open the eyes of those in all nations of the world to see and know that Jesus Christ is Lord and that He is Sovereign. He is the true and living God and besides Him there is no other. There is no other way to Him except through His Son, Jesus Christ who is Savior and Lord of all. Mankind must know that there's no other name given among men whereby we must be saved. There's no salvation in any other name. We must turn back to the message of the Kingdom of God and seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
1 John 4:8 (KJV)
"He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love."
Isaiah 44:6, 8 (KJV)
"Thus sayeth the Lord the King of Israel, and His redeemer the Lord of Hosts; I am the first, and the last; and besides me there is no God."
"Fear ye not neither be afraid; have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? Ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Yea, there is no God; I know not any."
John 14:6 (KJV)
"Jesus said unto him, I'm the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Acts 4:12 (KJV)
"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved."
2009 will be a year that the Body of Christ will rise up, manifest and demonstrate the power of God in greater dimensions as never before. God is bringing His Body to maturity so that it functions in the fullness of His power and authority, demonstrating His love for mankind manifesting the nature and culture of the Kingdom. Join us next month when we will continue this teaching. We will take a look at a new generation of believers that God is raising up and the part they will play as "A Demonstration Generation"!