FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Scripture: Revelation 1:5-6, In Exodus 33:16
Revelation 1:5-6 says, “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Jesus bought and paid for positions of authority. Just as the Father made Christ King and Priest, Christ made us kings and priests. As spiritual kings and priests He has given us governmental authority over the dunamis of the enemy. When rulers choose conflict with God we have the privilege of partnering with God in His response. Our prayers have the honor of moving God’s Hand. As for various people who are in power now, if they will not bow their knee to Christ, then it is right for us to pray that God will remove them. The how and when are His job not ours. But at times He will call on us to be the initiators of justice through our prayers. Will we obey? That is how we demonstrate to principalities and powers they don’t rule. We pray. God hears and things change. Let’s trust God’s Word and get involved in actively growing in our Sonship Gifts. As we do we will know that God’s power is our ‘governmental right’ in the realm of the Spirit. That’s how this is supposed to work. We pray, God hears and things change. That is the simple pattern that God ordained for Moses in Egypt. In Exodus 33:16 Moses refers to this pattern for revealing God to unbelievers. That pattern is repeated in the New Testament through the apostles and prophets and He has ordained it for those walking in the last days. The end-time is quickly approaching. We have the assignment of revealing God through relationship. Each one of these levels of power has a character test. The character test for dunamis which we see in Luke 10:17-20 is overcoming pride.