Becoming the Sovereignty of God

Everything originates in the sovereignty of God. He is the source of everything.

John 1
1 ¶  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2  He was in the beginning with God.
3  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

Christianity relates passively to God. It acknowledges all things coming from His hand, both things in the heavens and the things upon the earth. But this is where Christianity’s faith stops. There is another step into the kingdom we must take. We must enter into God’s sovereignty and become channels of that sovereignty. It is not enough that we do the will of God. We must become the will of God. This takes things to a whole new level. Christianity speaks of being in the perfect will of God. Being in His perfect will is contrasted with being in His good or acceptable will. This has been a noble endeavor throughout the church age. “Let us attain to the perfect will of God.” But as we come to Zion, the realm of sons, it is not enough to “attain” to His perfect will. We must become it. To become His will is to see all of God’s creativity expressed through us. He will create through us. There is an important distinction to be made here. This does not mean we make things up as we go along and call them God. This is why this message began with the emphasis that God is the source of everything. We are to come to a level of maturity as sons where we are participating with Him because we are inseparable in our spirits from His word. We do not hear such a message as this, pray over it, and then claim it. It is the sum total of God’s work in us. This is the bringing, as in present tense, many sons to glory (Heb. 2:10). As we embrace the word of the kingdom that is coming, it creates in us the oneness with God that is necessary to see an age change. There is no hypothetical Bible thumping in this realm. His word must become a living reality in our spirits.

We don’t yet understand the depth of religiosity that Babylon the harlot has imposed upon Christianity. At its root Babylon is a religious spirit. It is very subtle and does not look at all like what we would call “religion.” This spirit perpetually propagates passivity. Passivity is being defined here as relating to God as someone apart from us. When we use such terms as “God is doing this,” or “God is doing that,” we are only half right. If all we see is that God is doing something or is going to do something, yet make ourselves passive bystanders, we are under the influence of Babylon. This is not a put-down or meant to be judgmental. It is just objectively stating the truth so that we can throw off restraints and wrong mindsets and enter into God’s purposes with Him. Here is an excerpt from a recent message called Born Free.

“The promise of the Lord is that Zion will be exceedingly fruitful. Though she may seem barren for a season, many sons are to come to birth in her.

Jer. 16
1 ¶  The word of the LORD also came to me saying,
2  “You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place.”
3  For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and daughters born in this place, and concerning their mothers who bear them, and their fathers who beget them in this land:
4  “They will die of deadly diseases, they will not be lamented or buried; they will be as dung on the surface of the ground and come to an end by sword and famine, and their carcasses will become food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth.”
5  For thus says the LORD, “Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people,” declares the LORD, “My lovingkindness and compassion.
6  “Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.
7  “Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone’s father or mother.
8  “Moreover you shall not go into a house of feasting to sit with them to eat and drink.”
9  For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I am going to eliminate from this place, before your eyes and in your time, the voice of rejoicing and the voice of gladness, the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride.

 These passages are prophetic of the day in which we are living. It’s significant that verse nine is used in Rev. 18 concerning the fall of spiritual Babylon. When Jeremiah first spoke this prophecy God was judging natural Israel for their idolatries. He was scattering them from their country into the land of Babylon. They were going into captivity. In the natural, God was telling Israel not to take a wife or have sons and daughters in their own land because it was under judgment. Mystically, these passages refer to spiritual Babylon. The ministry coming forth now is one of Zion bringing forth her children (Isa. 66). But this ministry only comes forth as Zion herself is free. God will not allow Zion to birth children into bondage. We must first be free ourselves. Zion’s children will never know the repression and bondage upon their spirits that spiritual Babylon has forced upon Christianity through the religious soul realm.

 How important it is that we allow God to have His way in our lives, that we allow the cross of Christ to do a thorough work in us.

The great hindrance we have in moving into this specific relationship with the Lord is looking inwardly. When we look within we will never feel worthy. The unspoken thought will always be, “We have a long way to go.” Maybe we do. But the reality of sons begins as we accept His word in us. We are never going to have a “breakthrough” experience that releases us into something glorious. All of Christianity waits for such an experience. It will never be forthcoming. All of our releases into His kingdom come because they are first established in us through our wrestling with God until He prevails over us. We become His word in a practical way. The great experiences we look for will be as natural as falling off a rock as we enter into a higher relationship with the Lord. Sons are not waiting on experiences; they are pressing into a greater relationship with God. All of Zion is governed by the initiative of faith. This is completely opposite from the passivity of the religious spirit which is “waiting” for God to do something.

The sovereignty of God will be expressed through His sons. His sons will literally emanate the will of God into the earth through their oneness with Him. We must see that this has been God’s purpose from the beginning. Chapters 20 and 21 of Revelation express this truth. God’s purpose is to inhabit His people in such a way as to be all that He is through them. Wasn’t this true in Jesus when He walked this earth? He was the perfect expression of the Father. Jesus said, “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” We cannot chafe at this truth. We must become it. It’s not about how unworthy or corrupt we are in our Adamic soul-flesh. Of course we are. It is learning to reach in with our spirits and really experience what it means to be a new creation IN HIM.

 

One thought on “Becoming the Sovereignty of God

  1. Very helpful encouragement Roger, this awakening to our true identity, and walking it out here and now is vital. We will never possess a more significant time than the ever present now, and it is in this that we come to see the need to walk as the Lord instructed Abraham.

    And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before Me, and be thou perfect. Genesis 17:1

    This is our walk, to set ourselves before our Lord, in this very moment, and to walk in His presence, in this He becomes not only our Lord, He becomes our very life, our being. In this we see the law of displacement, overcoming is being overtaken, overtaken by His very Life.

    “In this [union and fellowship with Him], love is completed and perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment [with assurance and boldness to face Him]; because as He is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17 AMP

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