Reigning in Culture through Jesus pt. 1

Pastor Dwain Excellence, Leadership, Ministry, New Creation, Wisdom

Romans 5:17  For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.

 

If you introduce the wrong part in into a mechanism, it may work, but not in perfect order.

It will always be on the verge of catastrophe.

Like the Wolfe de- thatcher, we now have a rope pulley serving in the place of a belt tensioning pulley.   It is a slight deviation, but enough to throw the mechanism into mild chaos.

Like a transplanted organ, the organ does not belong to that mechanism.

Therefore it never is quite right.

The mechanism, or system wants to reject it.

This is why the receiver of a transplanted organ will need to take anti-rejection medication.

So it is with us in the earth.

The earth is our system – the mechanism that we operate in.

The earth was made to operate, bless and cooperate with righteous people.

When we operate according to the principles of Satan we are at odds with the way the earth was set up.

That’s why building your “house” (life) aside from God’s character is compared to building on sand.

It is the nature of God, the character of God that brings us into harmony with how the earth was created.

Therefore it is the nature of God that leads us into peace, joy and success in life.

The whole earth is longing (groaning, aching, yearning) for the sons of God to come into their place of living and reigning.

Romans 8:15-23  For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, [in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.

The earth and the system of the earth has been subjected to disorder, against its will.

The earth was meant to work with and bless the righteous.

The earth works best in harmony with God’s Character, God’s wisdom reflects His character.

Yes we were originally made in Fathers image, but that image was marred and damaged and we became enemies of His righteousness, separated from God’s Holy Spirit through Adam’s fall.

Therefore we have a nature that is led by and fashioned in the image of Satan.

            John 8:44   “your father is satan”

            Ephesians 2:1   “the spirit of disobedience works in us”

            2 Timothy 2:26   “we’ve been taken captive to do satan’s will”

God had to separate himself from us when Adam fell, honoring our decision to follow Satan.

So now we’ve come to Father through the redemption that is ours in Jesus.  We’ve come and received a second chance.

We’ve come and received forgiveness, redemption and restoration grace.

And we are being recreated, renewed back into that original image.

Colossians 3:10  ..and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.

It’s not enough that we receive forgiveness and remain as we were.  The goal of father was to put the grace of transformation in us – in our very nature so that we could be recreated and renewed to be complete and whole – in His image again.

Yes we receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness through Jesus, but not so that we refuse transformation, rather as the inner fuel and ability for transformation.

It’s true son that they earth is waiting for.

We too will prosper and have the best life when we submit to His nature

Welcome His character

Put to death the rebellious nature that is made in the likeness of Satan.