Ephesians 5:18b-19; But be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
If you believed Romans 10:9-10, then you are a precious child of God. God is spirit. God is holy. He gave us what he is–holy spirit. It is a gift, free and unattainable by our works. God performs an act of creation inside you the moment you believed. Neither our physical eyes or body feel this act because it is spiritual in nature, not human nature or earthly nature. There are four kingdoms;
The Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of Man
Each have dominion or is over the other as we go up the ladder. God gave Adam authority over the animals and plants of the world. When we are born we are born without spirit we have physical eyes that are not built for seeing the Kingdom of God–until we get born-again. Originally, Adam and Eve had spiritual sight. They messed up. They gave their authority to God’s archenemy the Devil. With that power and dominion the Devil raised up nations of people who worshiped him in what is called idolatry. During the ages before Jesus Christ, very few had spiritual sight. Prophets like Moses, David, Daniel, Isaiah stood against the Devil but eventually they all died. For the 400 years just before J.C. the world plunged into spiritual blindness. The Devil thought he won.
Then–Mary said “YES”. God created a sperm inside her egg. A child was born named Jesus. The Devil sensed trouble and throughout Jesus’ childhood he tried to have him killed. God guarded his son. He taught him spiritual sight. At the cross, the Devil again thought he won. He thought he defeated God in the age-old battle of man’s redemption. For three days all creation mourned while the Devil gloated.
Suddenly on the third day God cracked open time reached into the tomb and reinfused his son with life. Nothing could have prepared the Devil for the butt wooping he was about to receive. On the day of Pentecost, God not only redeemed mankind he gave out the new birth, but also spiritual sight to all who believed! This gift was kept a mystery but now it is revealed. God gave back authority to mankind. We now have the sight and the power to back up that authority in the legal name of Jesus Christ. The Devil’s future is sealed! His failure is secured. In order to survive he went into hiding. He went underground because now believers could see his destructive work with spiritual sight and they kicked his butt! Let’s fast forward to today.
The Devil is still around, and doing all he can to steal, kill and destroy but he’s much more crafty. He uses guerilla warfare to accomplish his goals now. His mission? For you to not “see” his movements. But let me ask you this; Are you discouraged? Are you conflicted about God’s miraculous power? Are you afraid to stand up with God? Is the Devil stealing your joy, is he interrupting your contentment? Do you believe error over the truth? These are his methods.
How do you have a really great “now”?
Shine the light of God’s Word into the darkness and “SEE” with spiritual sight!
King James Version of Ephesians 5:18b-20; But be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Literal Translation from Greek of Ephesians 5:18b-19, 20; You are constantly full and overflowing with spirit, speaking in tongues with yourself in psalms, and hymns of praise and spiritual songs, making a joyful noise in your heart to the Lord. Giving thanks all the time for every believer to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Take back your “today.” You only have one guaranteed moment of time and that is the present. Make the most of it. The Devil is and why should he get the victory? Take it back with your legal right as a citizen of the Kingdom of God in the name of Jesus Christ.
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