Thursday, April 16, 2015

Which Government Do You Want?

“To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph. 3:10-11).

    This is a really amazing scripture. Angels, and demons, learn the manifold wisdom of God by the actions of the church. Now, please understand that I do not mean simply the local church body, but the body of Christ as a whole. God has put His Spirit into His body, and given the gifts of his Holy Spirit to men. He has given wisdom, grace, healing, miracles, signs and wonders, authority, power, and strategy that outwits the enemy to make His wisdom known to principalities and powers in heavenly places. This occurs every time we exercise the dominion He has entrusted to us, establishing kingdom authority and increasing His government upon the earth.

   The only way we can establish kingdom authority and dominion is through displacement. Light must displace darkness; good displaces evil. That which opposes the government of God must be not only evicted, but eradicated, because there is no middle ground. Compromise, the agreement to live with any enemy, is simply an illusion of peace. When people are in a spiritual war, as we are, any compromise is letting down one’s guard and simply waiting for the other side to make their next move. War is war, and it’s a war for dominion. The losing side is forced to serve the other. The question is, "Why does it seem as if America is losing?" The answer is, we haven't stood up to exercise our God given right to subdue the earth and take dominion. It's time to remedy that problem.

The reality is, we are either under a government authority structure of demons, or we are under the government of God. The whole course of this world, and all the systems in it, are influenced by the prince of the power of the air, (otherwise known as Satan). The evidence of this is not difficult to see, as he works in children of disobedience to reject the ways of God through self will and rebellion. Every day we see more and more evidence of a government that wants to impose more rules upon us while taking more of our rights away. From forced vaccinations, evil agendas with genetically modified foods, chemtrails in the airwaves, aborting full term fetuses, drug lords and terrorist groups raping, mutilating, decapitating people and making slaves, or the many other forms of evil in our daily existence, it is evident that gross darkness is quickly overtaking the earth. At every turn, the enemy seeks to make slaves of as many people as possible, and he looks for people with power and influence to make it happen. He tempts them with lust for power, and solicits their assistance to carry out his agenda as he urges them to fulfill lusts’ desire for selfish gain. This is how Satan establishes ungodly authority structures, his government, in the earth.

    Those that allow the enemy of their soul to influence them to reject truth and righteousness attempt to avoid the government of God. They will never avoid the consequences of their actions. Rebellion, self will and rejection of Jesus Christ always ends in judgment, 100% of the time.

    The best news in the world is that God has provided an answer for judgment, and provision for our lives that we should not live subject to demonic, tyrannical authority. He gives us a way out, that we might find peace for our souls, provision for our lives, and loving, protective guardianship through our Heavenly Father. Isaiah 9:6 tells us that God sent His Son to establish a government based first and foremost upon His love for mankind, that we would understand Him as a Wonderful Counselor, a Mighty God, an Everlasting Father and the Prince of Peace. What a wonderful promise! There is no end to this divinely established government, because it continues to increase exponentially every time a soul is saved, and they begin to pray for God’s will to be done on earth. It’s a government of peace, upheld by justice and righteousness. The wonderful promise to mankind is that God himself will see that it is established and carried out, and no one - not even the devil himself - can stop what God has purposed. Satan tries, but all his efforts will be overturned, thwarted, and used to once again put him to an open shame. It’s written into the Bible, and God cannot lie. For anyone to think that they can resist God and attempt to overturn His decisions is pure foolishness fueled by arrogance and pride. This is what got Lucifer booted out of heaven, judged for his rebellion, and cursed for eternity. Those who follow his leadership can expect the same fate, unless they repent.

    Armed with this information, my question is this: Whose government do you really want in your life? Because every decision counts. There is no middle ground. We are either on one side or the other. Even the decision not to choose has by default, already chosen to side with the losing team. Now, in what world does it make sense to choose to be on the losing side?  

    Sometimes all we really need to do is take a good look at the facts. Self will, living by our own philosophies, opinions and judgements really don’t matter. When God takes roll call, the only thing that does matter is if your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. And, the only way to know if your name is on His list is to intentionally pray and invite Jesus to forgive your sin and become a child of God. Although every human being is made in His image, we are not all His children by default. The world will tell you different, but that’s not what the bible teaches. Only the blood of Jesus can justify us before our Heavenly Father, change a sinner into a child of God, and wipe away the penalty of death for our sins.Only Jesus Christ shed his blood for mankind, to be the sacrifice for our sin, and only He can bridge the gap between sinful man and a Holy God. He is the way, the truth, and the life, the door we must go through to get to God our Father. There is no other name under heaven by which men can be saved. If you examine people’s behavior and what they stand for, it becomes much easier to tell which side they are on.There are sons of disobedience, those that belong to the father of lies; then there are the children of God that have been adopted into the kingdom of His dear Son and have chosen to live as Sons of God. There is no guessing whether you will go to heaven or not. You either know you are saved or you’re not.

    Again, I ask you: What government do you want to serve? Because we all serve someone, whether we want to or not. If you haven’t made a decision for Christ then you are already in chains and Satan is your master. It doesn’t matter whether or not you believe that; that’s what the Bible says. Yes, you can enjoy the rewards of life on your terms, but every decision not to surrender to the Lord and serve Him tightens the chains of your slave master. Freedom is not to live in sin, for that is just a misconception. True freedom is gained by surrendering it to the One who loves You and has only your best interests at heart. You can serve Satan’s government and be subject to whatever he chooses to inflict upon you, or you can come over to the Lord’s side and enjoy the benefits that every child of God is entitled to: justice, provision, peace, joy, financial assistance, and even a really great health care plan. And it’s free! Oh, and did I mention you get eternal life as another really wonderful benefit? The other team does not get any of the benefits that children of God do, and they certainly don’t get heaven as an eternal reward. They get the lake of fire surrounded by torment, demons and eternal separation from God. If your loved ones are saved and you are not, you will never be reunited with them after death. You would be surrounded by fear for eternity. One would think that weighing the options would be a no-brainer, but some are still riding the fence, thinking their government will provide a better plan. The sad truth is, they can’t. The game has been fixed ever since Jesus rose from the cross and defeated the other side. Now it’s just playing the game until the clock runs out. All the enemy can do is try to convince people that selfishness is their right, and God won’t judge them for it, but it’s all a bait-and-switch tactic so that people don’t realize the scam until it’s too late. They’re hoping you’ll stall on making a decision long enough so that they can formulate a plan for your early termination and then claim your soul. You see, they already have a death panel assigned to your case; maybe you just didn’t understand the contract you were in until now. I wouldn’t keep putting off the decision if I were you!

    So, do you really want to trust a government run by the prince of the power of the air, or do you want to place your trust in the Lord? You see, God hears the prayers of His children and He always responds to them, but the only prayer he will hear from a sinner is the call for help when they are ready to be saved. Salvation always comes first. If you’re ready, all you have to do is ask God to be Your Father, turn away from your sin, and ask Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior. Speak it out of your mouth and when you ask in Jesus name, God will answer with a resounding YES!

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