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If Adam had not Fallen

If Adam had not fallen, man would not need the anointing of God’s Holy Spirit to do the things that Jesus did.

When Jesus commanded the sea, and the fig tree, he had to be anointed by the Father to do all these things — to walk in dominion, to walk on water, to perform miracles signs and wonders.

Jesus was not doing anything out of his ‘special-ness’ . Remember that Jesus walked on earth as man in right relationship with God (he had emptied himself of all things that made him God, including his power — see Phil 2:7).  So Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to be upon him to carry out all the works. Why? Because when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden (Genesis chapter 3 verse 6) their disobedient act of not trusting in God and doing as he said, caused the dominion that they had been given to subdue the earth by God in Genesis chapter 1 verse 28 to be given over to the devil Satan. So God the Father made it so that his son would come as a man in right relationship with God so he would be our example. Of course by destroying the works of the enemy while he was here he allowed us to receive salvation through our believing in Jesus and with repentance and forgiveness of our sins by his blood being shed.

On earth, Jesus did nothing that he had not already told his disciples to do.  In fact everything Jesus did fell under the category of Genesis chapter 1 verse 26.  He spoke to the fish…tree…sea…. he had dominion over all of these things.  God’s plan was for man to have dominion, his plan has never changed, it has remained the same.

We lost the connection with God, but we also lost the dominion. So what you see in Jesus is God restoring to man that dominion. 

After his resurrection Jesus received all authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18-20), and because of that believers can now therefore go into all the world, do the same works and greater (John 14:12), because we are now anointed to go about doing good and healing all who are oppressed of the devil, for God is with us (Acts 10:38). We can go and spread the gospel winning souls for Jesus, believing for people to be healed, with the Holy Spirit performing signs and wonders following us doing the believing (the faith part). It is Jesus that paid for these souls, and he is the one that is so deserving of them.

Does one’s salvation occur automatically without any human involvement in any part of the process? God wants his believers, his disciples to deliver the good news to the lost and the suffering. That is why Jesus gave ALL BELIEVERS (NOT SPECIFIC PARTS OF THE FOUR-FOLD MINISTRY) the Great Co-Mission (Mark 16; Matthew 28). By the power of the Holy Spirit set the captives free, heal the sick, cleanse the lepers. Why? Freely you have received, freely give!  We deserve hell, but God deserves us winning souls for his kingdom! Jesus has paid it all, even salvation for us undeserving believers. Bless you Jesus forever!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.” (Rev 4:8)

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Heaven on Earth

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Heaven on Earth
If I walk with the Lord my surroundings can become heaven on earth. There will be no separation between the heavens and the earth. The line will be so blurred I won’t be able to tell where one begins and the other ends.  If we keep pressing towards the mark there can be freedom. To obtain that freedom I must move….create a ACTION. If I want to drive a car, looking at it all day won’t get it to move. I must get in and drive to experience the ride……taste and see. I am guilty of not moving sometimes to the left or to the right. Waiting for God to give instructions. If I read his word, He already tells me faith without works is dead. This means I must walk and believe so I will be made complete in doing both simultaneously.
Sometimes what we are waiting on God for is right there. If only we would believe and walk by faith. There’s nothing wrong with looking to God but there are things He already told us to do in the bible. Its like asking if you should show kindness or love to someone, when God commands us to love. Why would I ask if I should pray for a stranger?
No one said it was easy. I am aware of these facts in some areas of my life, but if I want a life change, I need to change every area for it to be life changing.
In Christ, change comes when our will lines up with the Lord’s will.
I always pray, Lord move heaven and earth to get this done. God is looking at me and saying…if (YOU Move) my will can be done. Gods word says apart from him we can do nothing. I have to move in Christ to do something.
Lord help us to move closer to you and not be apart from you. God help us to persevere against what our eyes see and our flesh feels. God help us to clearly tune into the God frequency and hear what he says to the church. Lord open the eyes of our understanding.
Heaven on earth is in us. Jesus died to make it all possible. If only we can remove ourselves from, our lives and let God drive.
Instead of us arguing, we can seek peace. Instead of us complaining wait on the Lord. Instead of us assuming seek Gods face. Heaven on earth comes when we carry it in us and let it out(it= he that lives in us). If Jesus came to earth, never did anything and never spoke, the price paid for salvation wouldn’t have happened. Heaven on earth comes when you don’t speak selective words when someone cuts you off in traffic. God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly all we can ask or think. Are we (willing) to do our part? Walking out our faith with fear and trembling….and moving in faith to complete a work. …heaven on earth can start with one person. Maybe that person can be me, or you.
Oh take me to that place Lord…to that secret place Lord. Where I can be with you.

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Operating in Dominion and Authority?

Dear Believer,

Are you operating in the Dominion and the Authority that Jesus restored to you?  Whether you were born again this morning, or have been for many years, did you know that you can walk the earth and do the same works and greater works than Jesus?  Jesus said you would be able to (John 14:12).

In Christ You Are A Force to Be Reckoned With

You can co-labor with God (1 Cor 3:9).  God wants to set His creation free of bondage, from all sickness and disease, and above all He wants to restore His relationship with man through man’s confession and belief in Jesus (Rom 10:9).  God wants to use YOU to partner with him to get all of this done!

God the Father wants you to continue what his Son Jesus showed as an example when he was walking the earth over 2,000 years ago.  Jesus has commanded us in Mark 16 and Matthew 28 to go out into the world and to preach the Gospel.  This includes demonstrating the Kingdom of Heaven, just as Jesus did.  Jesus is with you wherever you go, and He will continue to confirm his Word with signs and wonders following.   If you are waiting to be told to do this, Jesus has already told you in His Word:

 

Mark 16:15 (NASB)

15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Maybe like me, you never understood any of this, or no one ever showed you.   Perhaps you thought it was only Jesus who was laid hands on people.  Or that only the elders of the church were responsible for praying the prayer of faith for people.

The truth is, Jesus is still the healer, but he wants to use his believers to work through them.  He wants you to go about doing good, with him, and allowing him, through you, to heal all who are oppressed by the devil, for Jesus is with you!

The truth is, you as a follower of Christ CAN change the world for the better, in Christ.  You CAN bring heaven to earth, the very thing that Jesus spoke of when he was teaching his disciples what to pray (Matthew 6:9-13).

The audio teaching below covers some key scriptures which I encourage you to study, and then act out yourself.  Only Believe.

You are amazing in God!   Let us all make a dent in this fallen world.  A lot of dents amounts to a huge impact in the destruction of the enemy’s works.  We must bring Heaven to Earth so that what you see on earth matches what it would look like in Heaven.

Let us let our lights so shine upon men, Amen? (Matthew 5:16)

 

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God Has Given Us The World

Jesus created this earth, but God wanted to have man and woman rule over it and subdue it.   We find this in:

Genesis 1:26-28 (NASB)

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

We also see it confirmed in:

Psalm 115:16 (NASB)

16 The heavens are the heavens of the Lord,
But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

In Psalm 8:4-6, we see we are to rule over the works of God’s own hands:

Psalm 8:4-6 (NASB)

What is man that You take thought of him,
And the son of man that You care for him?
Yet You have made him a little lower than God,
And You crown him with glory and majesty!
You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,

In Luke 10:19 Jesus gives out His authority for Believers to do just this.  Indeed after the cross Jesus went to hell to take back the keys.   Those were the keys that Adam and Eve originally forfeited to Lucifer (Satan) in the Garden of Eden when they betrayed God by sinning against Him by accepting the temptation of the devil himself.

Now it is up to us Believers to use this authority, to subdue the earth, that earth that God GAVE to man to run and have dominion over.   People often say “God’s in control”.   If He was in control, the world would already be perfect, since every good thing comes from above (James 1:17).   He put US in charge of this earth, and that may explain to you and I why the earth is in the state it’s in.   Yes, we are living in a fallen world, but that does not mean we should leave it the way it is. 

God has given us the world, so let’s you and I make a difference.   Jesus had good reason to tell His disciples to pray this way:  for God’s Will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.   Why else would we need to pray this if God’s Will was already being done on earth by default? It is plain to see that God’s Will is not always accomplished.

You can make a difference, laying hands on one person a day, you can make a difference speaking life into someone through love.   You can make a difference, and you have been anointed to do just that! (Isa 61).   This is no pep talk, this is serious business.  People’s lives are on the line.    To top it all, it’s a commandment of Jesus to do this from the Great Commission (Mark 16:14-20):

The Disciples Commissioned

14 Afterward He appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table; and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. 17 Thesesigns will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

19 So then, when the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God. 20 And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.]

[And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]

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Believers have Authority to Stop Evil

Jesus Himself has given us Believers the Authority to Stop Evil. (Luke 10:19).

Believing is more than believing in Jesus alone.   Believing brings responsibilities with it too.  But it’s OK, Jesus has provided all the tools you need — Jesus himself.

There is much work to be done, and people like you, who are interesting in finding out more, are few.

Christianity is so much more than what we think it is.

How long have we been going to church, worshiping the Lord, receiving the weekly message from God, congregating with other fellow believers, while at the same time believing that everything that is going on around us is just “meant to be” ?

We have experienced our own or others’ loved ones suffering or death due to sickness and disease.  We have seen atrocities on the news.  We have even blamed God for things that just aren’t right in the world.   “God…. you are God!  How are you allowing all this to happen?” we ask.

We resign yourself to the fact that things are the way they are.  As an example, we have a reason for sickness at the later years… our age.  It looks like the end times, so we figure “Oh well, the cards will fall as they may.”

In an effort to insert some logical explanation in place of the unknown truth, you might even have said “It’s OK, God’s in control.”  Not really.  On the contrary, God has assigned his believers to be landlord of the earth:

Psalm 115:16  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

The heavens are the heavens of the Lord,
But the earth He has given to the sons of men.

Below in Verse 10 it speaks for God’s Will to be done on earth as it is in heaven.  Why would Jesus have told his disciples to pray the Lord’s Prayer if it didn’t need to be prayed:

Matthew 6:10  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

This proves that God’s Will is NOT always done on earth.  This is why it was necessary Jesus to include this in the prayer.

Based on what the Word of God says, if you are a believer, you have inherited a God-given authority as joint heirs with Jesus to CHANGE every situation on earth so that it lines up with what can be found in heaven:

Luke 10:19  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you.

 

Matthew 18:18  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.

If what you speak lines up with God’s Will, and you do not doubt in your heart, it shall come to pass.

If someone is suffering from a bipolar disorder, tell the bipolar to stop and leave the person in the name of Jesus.   Only believe.   Jesus has already paid for this to be done in every single situation.  And, the healing would be a sign that follows you as a believer to those who are unbelievers.

If you tell a sickness or infirmity to leave someone in the name of Jesus, and you believe (use your faith) and do not doubt in your heart that it is God’s Will to heal (see Isa 53:5;  1 Peter 2:24), the manifestation of God’s virtue will occur since it is mixed with your Faith, and results in the sick person getting healed (their body is restored and reconciled to God based on His Will.)

If you see that an area is suffering from drought and you command it to rain in the name of Jesus, and do not doubt in your heart, it shall come to pass.

From just seeing the numbers of sick in the streets and hospitals, its obvious that believers are not walking this authority out in everyday life.  They have not woken up to this fact and responsibility.  Or, if they have, they are not using it as Jesus has commanded them.   They are still reclining at the table, not knowing the truth.  They are in unbelief.

Most believers already know that their responsibility is to spread the gospel on earth.   This instruction comes from Jesus in His Great Commission, and can be found in Mark 16:15 below.  To spread the gospel is, for example, to talk to a person who does not know the Lord.  One who is lost, who is in trouble or distress, allowing the Holy Spirit to minister to that person so that they can be shown the truth, and that truth will set them free.   We all pray that they will confess with their mouth (Romans 10:9) that Jesus is Lord and become saved by the grace of God, and receive eternal life and so much more.

Mark 16:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

Preaching the gospel, or Good News, is of course paramount to a lost person’s soul being saved from hell.  By believers reaching out to unbelievers of this world, the lost can receive the truth and the opportunity to receive God’s magnificent gift: Eternal life.

While Adam and Eve created a gaping chasm between man and God in the garden, Jesus’ payment for our sins on the cross re-established that relationship with God.  God loves us so much that He still had a plan for us to be able to fellowship with him.  God had a plan of our redemption even after Adam and Eve disobeyed Him by eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, which resulted in them subjugating their authority and rule over the earth to the devil, Satan.

Various scriptures in the Word show that God’s plan entailed man and woman ruling over the earth.   Above we read Psalm 115:16.   Here are some other scriptures:

Genesis 1:27-28  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

 

Psalm 8:5-6   New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Yet You have made him a little lower than God,

And You crown him with glory and majesty!

6 You make him to rule over the works of Your hands;

You have put all things under his feet

If you are waiting on God to tell you when to begin doing the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) in an audible voice, you could be waiting a long time.  That’s because He’s already told you and gave you your mission by telling you to go make disciples of all nations!

Matthew 28:16-20 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

16 But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated. 17 When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful. 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

That scripture was not just meant for his disciples.   It was meant for all believers!   How do we know that?

Mark 16:17-18  New American Standard Bible (NASB)  (emphasis mine)

These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

So why do you wait on God?   You have all you need since the Anointed One lives in you.   Now let us get to work and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us so that God’s Will is accomplished upon this earth that you and I have been given!

Jesus is saying to you today:  “Follow Me!  Feed My Sheep!”

 

John 21:15-25  New American Standard Bible (NASB)  (emphasis mine)

So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”  Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to him, “Tend My sheep.  18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish togo.” 19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me!”20 Peter, turning around, *saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them; the one who also had leaned back on His bosom at the supper and said, “Lord, who is the one who betrays You?” 21 So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!

 

Matthew 9:37-38  New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.  38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

 

Matthew 10:7-8  New American Standard Bible (NASB) (emphasis mine)

7 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse thelepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give.

 

Are YOU a Follower of Christ?   Are YOU doing what the Lord told you to do?