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. Continue reading

Final JobThe book of Job is one of the most widely misunderstood books in the Bible. Bible scholars attempt to use Job to answer the question of why God allows mankind to suffer. But the book of Job is not about mankind. It’s about how God creates and increases the revelation of Himself in the lives of His people.

These passages from 1st Peter summarize the entire book of Job:

3 ¶  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4  to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
5  who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 ¶  In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
7  so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

 Peter says that the trials and testings God puts us through are to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. A deeper revelation of the Lord comes to our hearts as a result of the things God puts us through. This is because His dealings are designed to tear down the old, Adamic nature and replace it with His own. A greater revelation of the Lord is always the result of the death experience He orchestrates in our lives. This is exactly what happened to Job.

Notice the similarity of Job’s cry in chapter 23 with the passages in 1st Peter:

8 ¶  “Behold, I go forward but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him;
9  When He acts on the left, I cannot behold Him; He turns on the right, I cannot see Him.
10  “But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

To come forth as gold is indicative of bearing the Lord’s nature. Gold in the Scriptures always symbolizes the nature of God. Peter tells us that God has given us great and precious promises that we might become partakers of the divine nature (2nd Pet. 1:4).

The book of Job gives the pattern by which God creates in us a greater capacity for Himself to dwell. Anyone who has ever experienced the fiery trials and dealings of the Lord will be able to identify the pattern we are going to examine in Job.

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