The High Ground

When we make the decision to follow Christ and put our faith in His power to lead us; we are immediately struck by the reality, that other things will challenge us for the position of first place or the “high ground”. As Spirit anointed Children of God, we must allow the Holy Spirit to train us in holding the ground He has given us to possess. We are designed to follow dominion principles over the things that God has given… its our inheritance in Christ and spiritual stewardship. It was one of the key principles of the Garden of Eden as God expected man to “have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the cattle and over all the earth”  (Gen. 1:26-28).

First Place is the Highest Place!

Devotion and discipline are huge factors in our ability to maintain our dominion in high places. The two primary goals of honoring God with our lives and serving Him with our gifts; begin to come into focus when we do the first things well. Jesus made the promise to us that if we would seek first the Kingdom of God; all the important things we value most, would come into priority in our lives. It would come out of… and after, the obedient lifestyle (Mt 6:33). In other words, when you and I hold on to the high places a strategic and spiritual advantage is given to our stewardship in other arenas of life.

Living by Revelation:

Doing first things well opens our capacity to see and hear the secrets of heaven. Its what the Apostle Paul was getting at when he prayed that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ would give to us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. He was determined to get the eyes of our understanding enlightened, “to know the hope of His calling”, the “riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” and the “exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe” (Eph. 1:17-19). The mysteries of the Kingdom of God are unfolding realities that are only discovered, revealed and lived out by active believing… seeking!

Seeking Transforms and Aligns our Desires with His Will!

Seeking after God is a must in order for us to hold on to the high ground. It is a sure thing that our commitment to Christ will be tested, but we can trust our Heavenly Father to deliver on the Promises of His Word. Seeking first the Kingdom of God actually releases the Holy Spirit’s Presence in our lives so that discernment and conviction come to the surface. These are the Spiritual Man’s greatest resources in walking in the dominion of Christ. As we process life on spiritual levels; our hearts are aligned and behaviors are adjusted and affirmed by a sense of the peace of God. The Peace of God rules our hearts.

Testimonies Encourage and Strengthen our Resolve!

Testimonies help us hold on to the high ground! We need not be anxious about our future, because God is with us! He has proven Himself in times of trials and our trust is set by our knowledge of His loving care for us. We can rejoice and be thankful through all things. There is an abiding peace which passes understanding guarding our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus and we are unmoved by storms or struggles (Phil 4:4-7). Nothing can stand against us!

Set Your Mind & Heart:

So keep holding on to the high ground and make it your aim to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. Your confidence will arise; even in the midst of the threats of the enemy or the confusion of the world. And you will not be ashamed! Live with the awareness that God will release wisdom and revelation for breakthrough in your life. Christ is in you, giving you power and dominion over all the things that concern you. Breakthrough happens right before your eyes, so that in your believing you are able to watch the Kingdom of God advancing in the Earth. You are the Child of the King!

Hear the Prophetic Command:
“Rada! Rule in the midst of your enemies!”

“The LORD (Jehovah/Father) said to my Lord (Jesus/The Son) sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool. The LORD (Jehovah/Father) shall send the rod (sceptor) of Your strength out of Zion (the Church)… Rule (Rada) in the midst of Your enemies!” (Ps. 110:1-2)

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