God has a pre-determinate purpose for creating the human race. This plan is ancient and stretches beyond a particular group of people called Christians. This is God’s foreordained or prescribed lifestyle for humans. God has a global plan for all of humanity. When he said “let us make Man in our image and likeness” He was referring to the entire human race. Everyone born to this world has a divine content.  Ecclesiastes  3:11 states “he has put eternity in their hearts” in reference to humanity.  God has the ability and infinite power to bring his counsel to pass. In his love, he had foreordained that humanity become a reflection of Christ.

Like I said in my previous article on OUR DOMINION MANDATE; Image as written in Genesis 1:26 speaks of the divine nature, the DNA of God being weaved into the fabric of human spirit and enabling our souls to bear divine fruits or Christ likeness. God’s DNA produces godlikeness.

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

Ephesians 1:4-5

 God pre-determined in his loving purpose for humanity that we should be holy and faultless. He decided ahead of time to adopt us into the Godhead by making us sons and daughters. When he created Adam and Eve, he empowered them to rule and dominate the earth. Mankind was supposed to learn of God and acquire more of his divine nature by eating of the tree of life, the garden was meant to be humanity’s university to learn and grow in divinity. But Mankind ( Adam and Eve) failed and brought a curse upon the  human race. A negative law become operational in the human soul called the law of sin and dead. This law operates whether you believe in it or not. The sin nature produces sin without your permission.

 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.   ¶ And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.  ¶ and he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?  And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.  And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Genesis 3:8-13

Adam and Eve were in a state of innocence; God’s glory was their covering. They had open access to heaven; they could have conversations with God freely.  Sadly, their transgression brought about separation between them and God and consequently with mankind. The Father came down to have his usual conversation with Adam and called out to him but Adam was afraid, ashamed and hiding from God’s presence that was once his delight. “Have you eaten of the tree I commanded you not to eat from?”  Adam responded in a way that shook the angelic host

“God it is your fault, the wife you gave to me caused me to disobey you; I would never have eaten from that tree if not for you”.

“Eve, what have done?”  God inquired.

Eve responded, also by shifting responsibility and blaming the serpent.

“ it is the serpent that you created God! It was not my fault

This was the origin of fear, shame, guilt, depression and all forms emotional disorder.

The fall of Adam and Eve was the fall of humanity. We became fragmented, that light that accompanied everyone coming to this world as stated in John 1:9 was switched off. We lost our compass for true life. We began to seek for relevance and significance from the external world. The journey away from God started and as the human soul traveled further away from God (its true source and origin) it began to acquire the nature of the earthly. As humans, we got locked up to the physical dimension- our perception limited to our five senses and incapable of discerning spiritual realities. The physical has shaped us; we draw our inferences from what we can see. Who we are, our identity is drawn from the car we drive, our family background, schools we attend etc. The media shapes our perception of reality as it defines for us an ideal man and woman. These perceived definitions become our standard for self-judgment.. Pretense, falsehood, manipulation all stem from this stream. Thank God who is rich in mercy has chosen in his benevolence and love to save humanity by sending his only Son to save us.

For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die.  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.  For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.

Romans 5:6-10

Sin entered the world through one man- Adam and righteousness came into the lost world through Christ- the last Adam who is also a life giving spirit. Jesus is the author of humanity’s salvation. He came into this world to redeem humanity from the tyranny of sin and to deliver us from the sentence of death that was ushered in by Adam. So, technically, the entire human race is delivered from the power of sin. All that is required is for each individual to acknowledge Jesus’ sacrifice and recognize that apart from him, a person is incapable of overcoming the sin nature resident in the human nature. But when a person accepts Jesus Savior and Lord over his life, he or she receives the divine empowerment to triumph over the earthly.

As Christians, birthing your divine purpose means reclaiming God’s original intention for creating humanity which is conformity to the image of Christ which is finding your true and authentic self because your true life is hid in Christ in God.

Our Dominion Mandate

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”

Genesis 1:26-28

God created Man (all of humanity, male and female) in his own image and likeness. This means that the Almighty decided in his love and wisdom to share his DNA with humanity thus making us sharers of his divine nature and carriers of his glory. Image speaks of God’s divine nature. Nature is the basic inherent traits of a person- his essence. For example, it is in the nature of a dog to bark. Likeness speaks of resemblance.  Sharing God’s divine nature/DNA empowers us to produce divine likeness- character.

God blessed Adam and Eve and commanded them to be fruitful, to multiply and dominate the earth. The word Dominion is Radah in Hebrew and it means to reign, prevail against, to rule; to subjugate and to tread down. The question then is, what are we meant to subjugate? Fellow humans? Certainly not!, we have been called to rule and subjugate our carnal/sin nature in our souls and also exercise dominion over governmental structures of principalities and powers of darkness. We are to establish the authority and the rule of Christ. For the whole earth shall be full of God’s glory as the water covers the sea and we are the agency for the accomplishment of this dominion mandate.

Fruitfulness is the byproduct of image. God created us to share in his divine nature and this divine nature enable us to produce divine character- Christ likeness. Fruitfulness means spiritual growth and development of God’s character. When we align with his divine purpose then we become fruitful. We are on a journey as Christians and the endpoint of our journey is conformity to the image and likeness of Christ- Christ likeness. Distance in the spirit is covered through obedience; maturity is when we give up our own desires for the will of God.

The whole essence of our Christian life is to contend with our carnal desires of the flesh and subdue them; it is for the divine life to find expression in our humanity. Dominion is when we are able to subjugate our desires for revenge, our propensity towards bitterness, jealousy etc and instead allowing virtues like, mercy; forgiveness and unconditional love have preeminence. So, when God said in Genesis that we are to walk in dominion, he was in essence saying, shed off the carnal nature and create space for the divine life to blossom.

For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them

Psalm 139:13-17

True meaning and significance is only found in him. You were created for much more, you were created for beauty, your true life is hid in Christ, Take the hand of YESHUA and let him lead you into this lifelong adventure to explore dimensions in him and to reveal your authentic self to you.

Season of Awakening II

Our physical world is undergoing unprecedented and radical changes; these changes are indicative of the revolution taking place in the spirit realm. The coming shaking of God will tear down human traditions; dismantle falsehood and the gospel that seeks to elevate man above God.

Israel empties his vine; He brings forth fruit for himself. According to the multitude of his fruit He has increased the altars; According to the bounty of his land They have embellished his sacred pillars.

Hosea 10:1

God blessed and prospered Israel but she lifted up her heart against him. She erected altars to false gods and became rebellious. Just as it was true of the Israel of old, the same is true today of the spiritual Israel- the Church of Christ. Our hearts are divided, glory has departed. Our hearts have become cold and unresponsive to God. Our love for God has plummeted.

The spiritual environment we have cultivated is only able to attract seducing spirits, false doctrines. We have become lovers of pleasure.  Galatians 6 clearly tells us that a person will reap what he or she sows. What have you been investing in?  This will also determine what you reap.

Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, For it is time to seek the LORD, Till he comes and rains righteousness on you.

Hosea 10:12

We were created to bring pleasure to God. To be his face and to reflect him in every area of our lives. Our ultimate call is union and oneness with him. Certainly, there is no higher calling, and there is nothing more beautiful and loftier than our call to intimacy with the King of the universe. Because of God’s great love for humanity, he will stop at nothing until he decks us with glory. The Father has predetermined that his glory will be the covering for mankind. He is the Father of glory and he wants to adorn us with glory. Glory speaks of the very essence of God- his divine nature. We are called to reveal externally the nature of God. But he will first of all purify us and rid us of all our impurities.

That is the reason for this shaking. God Himself is shaking the nations, he is the one stirring the sea so that the hearts of the nations will return back to him.

 There is a whirlwind coming, it is the tsunami of the spirit, it will swallow up everything that opposes God. God has sworn that his glory will cover the earth as the water covers the sea and there is no stopping him. Glory speaks of the weightiness of God (doxa), speaks of the nature and character of God, the very essence of his being. God is raising men and women as human vehicles who would serve as earthly containers to carry his glory. That is, men and women who talk and look like him in all they do. The glory generation is the generation of intercessors, a forceful, militant and relentless people who would push backward the gates of hell and the Satanic covering over the nations through the power of intercession. They are uncompromising; they are resolute with unbendable character.

There is a mighty move of the spirit coming, an awakening is about to sweep the nations and hell is about to be depopulated. Power is being released from on high in this season to push back the governmental structures of the kingdom of darkness so that the true and authentic reign of Christ can be established. However, for sin to be judged and for righteousness to reign, we need the outpouring of God’s mercy. And mercy will flow as we break our fallow grounds. Fallow grounds speak of the sin nature in our soul, jealousy, envy, doubt, unbelief, UN-forgiveness, offense, bitterness etc. These are some of the fortresses that do not allow for the seed of the Word to take root in our hearts. Without the dismantling of these things we may never experience true intimacy with the Father. Truly, there is the promise of the spirit but God is seeking for radical enforcers of this. Seekers of mercy, who will not give the Lord rest, must arise in this season. Righteousness must become the foundation of the nations.

God wants to judge iniquity but he does not do this based on the prevalence of sin in the earth or the absence of it. The measuring gauge for God’s judgment is the church. When the church aligns with the divine will and purpose then God will visit the earth. Judgment here does not necessarily refer to calamity but of God taking radical actions to bring the nations to repentance. If we lift up the Lord based on the quality of our life style, God is obliged to compel all men to turn to him. Our desire is to see the church depart, turn away from the worldly operations and return back to the original pattern- ancient pathways.

As the body of Christ make room for the son of God to fully occupy his rightful place in every sphere of its endeavor, then mercy will rain from heaven and we will see Satanic structures of principalities and power break free over cities and nations.

May we receive grace to break our fallow grounds, to lay aside every weight and sin issues. May we be the generation that seek your face oh God of Jacob!

Purify our hearts, help us to turn away from the love of the world and all the lust therein, cause us to burn only for you. All of you seeking for the consolation of Israel arise and take up the torch of the spirit and cry on the walls of Jerusalem for heaven must yet again kiss the earth. Your will be done o Lord, your kingdom come. Make the earth a replica of heaven in Jesus name. You are king over the nations, rule o Lord!

All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For the kingdom is the LORD’S, And He rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth shall eat and worship; all those who go down to the dust shall bow before Him, Even he who cannot keep himself alive. A posterity shall serve Him. It will be recounted of the Lord to the next generation, they will come and declare His righteousness to a people who will be born, That He has done this.

Psalms 22:27-31

Season of Awakening (1)

 “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.

Daniel 7:2

We are living in the last days, the time of intense darkness.

The Bible speaks of calamities of varying degrees that will take place in the last days. Pestilences breaking forth are indicative of the end of age. Corona virus is ravaging the soul of the nations; there is panic and fear everywhere, world biggest economies are in the doldrums; people all over the world are seeking to make sense of this pandemic.

What could God be saying to us? Why did he permit it?

A peep into the book of Daniel chapter seven gives us a glimpse into the will of God.

Daniel had a troubling vision of the night in which he saw the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea.  These winds are from heaven suggesting that they are from God. Wind is usually used to represent the power of God and the Sea representing humanity. This chapter of Daniel tells the story of the downfall of great empires. The end of the world system and its governing principles is near. The Most High is the one empowering the Beast to pour out its fury and venom because he is about to judge the wickedness of world powers. While the little horns are speaking proudly against God and making war against the saints, the Sovereign King is working tirelessly behind the scene to establish the dominion of his kingdom.

“The beast being slain”– speaks of the destruction of the authority of the beast. The Ancient of days has taken his seat in the courts of heaven.

But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end.

And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom shall be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.

Daniel 7:26 & 27

A mighty storm is gathering, something glorious, something magnificent and powerful is about to hit the earth. An army of warriors is emerging, a fierce and dangerous people; a militant company of faithful saints is rising, having only one goal  to destroy and  dismantle the works of darkness, Indeed we are living in the last  days, the day of ultimate confrontation between good and evil, the day of gross darkness and yet a day of bright light.

We have come to an epoch time in the divine calendar. Satan, the adversary of the righteous is bent on destroying everything God: his intent is to steal, kill and destroy. There is an epic battle brewing but the Sovereign Ruler has declared the verdict ahead and he is calling out to his holy ones; Sons and daughters of light to arise.

This is the hour of your beautification; the season of your adorning is here, you Knights of the cross. You who love his appearing break into laughter. The Lord’s right hand is lifted up and he will do valiantly.

You who seek his coming do not give up now, brace up yourselves; do not say anymore that the Harvest is four months, look! The fields are white. God is showcasing his sons and daughters- Men and Women of might, nobility and convictions; men and women who epitomize the kingdom.

They will give face to Jesus; these ones will point to him.

Their drive, passion and disposition is to do the will of God.  The King has made a decree and so shall it be establish.

Now is the season of the emergence of the glorious church, a church without blemish and without wrinkle. A Church of absolute faith in God’s ability to save; indeed divinity is finding expression in humanity.

Welcome to the church of the first born.

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