Friday, January 13, 2012

Remember the Promises of God

Remember the Promises of God and Not the Threats of the Enemy
With the holidays quickly coming upon us, we must take the time 2 reflect on the promises of God, and not the threats of the enemy! Remember the destiny that He has for each one of us. You may not know yours yet, but keep pressing in, rise above your circumstance, and He will reveal it. You press in and you rise above your circumstance by keeping your focus on Him. Do not focus on the loss, focus on Him and stay in His glory!
The Lord revealed Himself 2 Samuel in a time when His voice was rare. First Samuel 3 talks about Eli, but how Samuel stayed in His presence, not running ahead of Him but waiting on Him. Samuel was not consumed or caught up in the circumstances. He watched the defiling of the priesthood in the temple, but he didn't let that affect him!

Daniel 7 talks about the visions in Daniel's dream. It was a dream that bothered him and troubled his spirit. However, and this is key... regardless of the visions, regardless of the prophecy of devastation to come to the earth, verse 18 says: "But the saints of the Most High shall receive the Kingdom, and possess the Kingdom forever, even forever and ever."

Friends, that is us! WE will possess the Kingdom forever!

"And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding." Daniel 2:21

Daniel 2:21 decrees that He removes kings throughout the world. Look around you – massive changes are taking place in governmental leadership with kings, judges, presidents, prime ministers, even families. It doesn't matter what label we have put on it, God changes the times and seasons. HE sets up kings and HE replaces them. We must recognize that a change is now, for the door opens both ways: whether it is for good or for evil.

When Christ came through the womb of a woman, a breaking forth took place that changed the course of the world. We need a breakthrough to go forth that will change the world through you and through me. When the Holy Spirit indwells fully in us is when change happens, for destiny goes before us. It is the Spirit who gives us the wisdom, understanding and revelation to discern the precepts, times and seasons. It is then that we are able to walk filled with His love, peace and joy.

The Kingdoms of the World
In Luke 4:1-13, we see how satan tempts Jesus with the offer of dominion over all the kingdoms of the world... Jesus rejects this proposal. Jesus' Kingdom in this age is not a kingdom of this world (John 18:36-37). He refuses to seek a kingdom for Himself by the worldly methods of compromise, earthly power, political maneuvering, external violence, popularity, honor and glory.

Jesus' Kingdom is a spiritual Kingdom ruling in the hearts of His people, who have been taken out of the kingdoms of this world. As a Heavenly Kingdom, we can operate and maintain in this realm but it comes with a cost. It is gained through suffering, self-denial, humility, and meekness. It does require giving our bodies as a living and Holy sacrifice (Romans 12:1-2). Fasting is a key here that enables us to stay on target; we then know we have complete devotion and obedience to God whenever we are struggling with spiritual weapons against sin, temptation, and satan (Ephesians 6:10-20). It means as Christians we resist conforming to this world.

"But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added 2 u."Matthew 6:33

Those who follow Christ are urged to seek, above all else, His Kingdom and His righteousness. The word seek here implies being continually absorbed in a search for something or to diligently search for something. In this passage here Jesus points out His Kingdom and His righteousness in His Kingdom. We must seek earnestly to have the Ruler and power of God demonstrated in our lives. I pray every day that God's Kingdom will come in the mighty power of the Holy Spirit to save sinners, to destroy the demonic, to heal the sick, and to magnify the name of our Lord. King Jesus come and take Your rightful seat of authority withi

Your house.
Till the end,

Angela Greenig
Angela Greenig Ministries International