Spiritual Warfare

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 2 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – The Royal Priesthood

In understanding our identity and authority in Christ, we are able to bring His righteous and life-giving government to earth.  Previously, we highlighted what it means to be in covenant with the Almighty, and how the names of God reveal His character and thereby, Who He Is and what He does. Meditating on His names is a form of worship, and in this way we know Him better and He is magnified (becomes bigger) in our eyes. Our walk with God, and our prayer life in particular, suffer because we forget who we are in Christ. It’s easy to regard ourselves as common. And we are not common. We are...

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Christ’s Government on Earth – What’s in a Name?

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in prayer, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth – What’s in a Name?

In my last post, we highlighted a scriptural pattern in which God changed a person’s name when He came into covenant with him or her. Examples of this were Abram (Abraham), Sariah (Sarah), and Saul (Paul). A person’s name is tied to his or her destiny; indeed, every time a parent speaks out his child’s name, depending on its meaning, he’s essentially speaking out a blessing or curse over the child. In order to know our Betrothed – to understand Who He Is, His character, and who we are in Him – it is vital to familiarize ourselves with His name. That is, we should...

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Christ’s Government on Earth: Covenant and Name Change

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

Christ’s Government on Earth: Covenant and Name Change

In the West, when a man and woman enter into covenant, there is a name change. Traditionally, the woman takes her husband’s name, and in a very real way, his identity. What belonged to the man now belongs to her. This doesn’t devalue the woman or in any way undermine who God created her to be. Rather, it is a part of the two becoming one flesh, and is a picture of Christ and His church (Ephesians 5:32). Marriage is meant to be the most intimate relationship on earth, and the husband is instructed to lay down his life for his wife, just as Christ gave Himself up for the church (Ephesians...

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Christ’s Government: Jesus, the Mediator of a Better Covenant

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare | 0 comments

Christ’s Government: Jesus, the Mediator of a Better Covenant

In my last post, we examined the nature of covenant. The Hebrew word used for covenant is beriyth and means “alliance,” “constitution,” or “pledge.” It goes deeper, however, than our contemporary sense of an agreement between two parties, because the Hebrew word also means “to cut.” This is exemplified by the practice two parties had of cutting the slain carcasses of animals in two and walking between them. The implication was, “So may I be like these if I violate the covenant” (see Jeremiah 34:18). Over and over throughout the Old Testament, we see God coming to the aid...

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Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Christ’s Government On Earth: The Wonder of Covenant

“I wish Christians in the West understood their position better – who they are in Christ,” a brother from India responded when I asked him what was the greatest difference that he observed between the church in India and the church in the United States. His response – if you’ve followed this blog the last year – is the message God has been reinforcing through other brothers and sisters across denominations and from all over the world: it is time for Christians to step up and reign with Christ right now in the authority He has provided. Just what does that look like,...

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Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Posted by on Jul 9, 2015 in prayer, Prophecy, Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Warfare, The Holy Spirit | 0 comments

Preparing the Way for Christ’s Government on Earth

Did you ever meet someone who came to know Christ late in life? Did you notice how uninhibited they were in their faith and things of the Spirit? More than their church-grown counterparts, my observation is that these believers generally exemplify Jesus’ statement that “Unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 18:3). My husband is an example of this. He is able to accept what the Bible says right off, without having to fight through layers of doctrinal arguments and doubt. To him, it’s all very simple. I am grateful that I grew up...

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“They were equipped…but turned back in the day of battle”

Posted by on Jun 27, 2015 in Prophecy, Spiritual Warfare, State of the nation | 0 comments

“They were equipped…but turned back in the day of battle”

It was a tough week for all Americans who love liberty and love God’s laws on which the nation’s Constitution was founded. The Supreme Court of the United States handed out two totalitarian and unrighteous judgments, Thursday and Friday respectively. Justice Scalia, in a scathing dissent, said that “words have no meaning any more” in regards to how the unconstitutional Affordable Care Act was essentially rewritten, rather than interpreted by the bench. Friday, Scalia called his five colleagues “egoists” and used the term Putsch ­– a reference to Hitler’s 1923 failed...

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