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Bringing Heaven & Disarming Hell

When we posture ourselves correctly before God, we bring Heaven to Earth & disarm hell’s influence.

In the Old Testament whenever worship is mentioned it had a connection to posture as much or more than activity. The word ”worship” actually means to fall prostrate before the one we esteem. Jesus wants our praise to be the fruitful overflow of a full heart, not a discouraged sacrifice of a wounded soldier. Praise and worship should open the Heavenly Realm and release fresh revelation of Truth. Notice these Psalms…

  • Oh come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker (Ps 95:6).
  • My voice You shall hear in the morning, oh Lord. In the morning I will direct it to You and I will look up (Ps 5:3).
  • The Lord is my Strength and my Shield. My heart trusted in Him and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices and with my song I will praise Him (Ps 28:7).
  • They looked to Him (God) and were radiant and their faces were not ashamed (Ps 34:5).

These praise moments were accomplished through a proper posture that bring Heaven to Earth. When we posture ourselves with humility and honor before God a spontaneous flow of rejoicing, thanksgiving and prayer is released from our inner man (1 Thess 5:16-19). The Apostle Paul tells us to never quench the Spirit. I believe this is because in those moments; when we reflect joy, we actually weaken the Enemy’s grasp on our lives.

Satan loses his power and the forces of darkness are disarmed.

Jesus Christ is truly the Victorious King!

When Heaven is releasing its resources into our hearts; and we are being filled with power from on high, then we walk different and carry unique authority. Jesus is “Our King” and the awareness of His victory is earth shaking and life altering. Faith begins to rise where Truth is embedded. The heart that takes the appropriate posture receives grace (James 4:6), obtains mercy (Heb 4:16) and walks in power (Lk 24:49) from heaven (Acts 2:2). This is the Kingdom stuff that brings heaven to earth and disarms hell’s influence on our lives.

The Declaration of God

“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

If you are a Christian, God speaks these amazing words over you: “You are My beloved Child, in whom I am well pleased!” He doesn’t speak these words over you, because you’ve earned them. You could never do enough to earn these words of love. God speaks these words over you, because of who Jesus is - for you.

A Father’s Love:

When God the Father spoke these powerful words over His Son (Mt 3:17), it was a day of affirmation that set the tone for His public ministry as the Messiah. It was more than significant, it was supernatural. I would like to propose that what was true of the Messiah, is true today of His people. God loves… immensely. 

A Faithful Son:

Jesus was the faithful Son who always did the will of His Father. Never once did He disobey or disappoint Him. All of Jesus’ activity, from the birth in the manger to His death on the cross were a fulfillment of the Father’s love in purpose, pattern and passion. As our Savior, Jesus obeyed the Father for us… so that the same words that were spoken over Him on that wonderful day, could be spoken over us in our daily routine, everyday. Living as a Christian involves learning that everyday, God our loving Father thinks of each one of us as His beloved Child in whom He is well pleased.

Enabling & Empowering:

Recognizing the spiritual impact of the Father’s declaration, enables and empowers the heart to dream and reach for the impossible. Those things that once caused us to stumble, begin to position themselves as stepping stones. We must learn to live in the reality of God’s loving pleasure and find a sense of freedom where troubles no longer control. Its the Father’s affirmation that encourages us to deal with the difficulties of life with confidence and humility. Mountains bow down and storms no longer threaten our progress. Clearly, one of the most wonderful priorities of the Holy Spirit is to place within the heart of every Child of God a responsive cry… “Abba, Father”! (Rom 8:15)


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