Kingdom Shapers and Kingdom Shakers!
Aglow continues to explore the depths of who God wants to be for us in this era. We have great expectations of God according to Ephesians 3:20 which says “Never doubt Gods mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will exceed your greatest request. “( My paraphrase)
Since Aglow carries a kingdom anointing, we must continue to increase our understanding and be positioned to influence our world. We are a kingdom of kings and priests, legislators – that is who we are as heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ.
We are in an Isaiah 9:7 time, and there is an advancing kingdom rising in the earth today and of the increase of that kingdom and of His peace there will be no end. Isaiah 9:7, “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace”. NASU. That kingdom is within us and its government will rest on the earth. Sons and daughters of the king will find their seats according to Ephesians 2:6 and we will be empowered to rule and exercise dominion on earth within our spheres of influence in society. The more we get revelation of our God-given identity and our purpose for being in the kingdom, the more effective we will be in these days of the war of the kingdom.
Now these are the nations which the Lord left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan; 2 only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly).NASU
We were designed to conquer – to win! We are called to be Kingdom fighters and we must learn to war. We are fighting a battle that Jesus has already won. Therefore, we use His name in our warfare.
Isaiah 9:6-7 ( The Voice)
Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams, a Child is born, sweet-breathed ; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair , He is great. The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on his shoulders. His name ? His name we’ll know in many ways
This verse of scripture says government or power of leadership and the weight of authority has been placed upon Jesus. He in turn places His authority on the Ekklesia: this means responsibility for rulership and governance.
Matthew 6:33 also says this, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” The manifestation of the government of God within you and me. His kingdom is the seat of government of our God. This has to become our priority to engage with the government of God within us. The kingdom of God is within you and you are the best vessel to bring forth the expression of that kingdom government within your community whatever that looks like.
So let’s be diligent to pursue and engage the Kingdom as a lifestyle, practicing awareness of His presence and leveraging His way of being and ruling into our daily lives.
The first directive God gave to the Israelites was to occupy the land and transform it into a Kingdom of God ruled nation. They were to displace and seize the ruling forces in the land.
The same directive was given to us in Genesis.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” NASU
If we fail in the first directive, how can we proceed to the next?
Jesus is waiting for His enemies to be made a footstool.
We engage in a battle that He has already won.
We cannot be dulled by life around us. We must remain alert!
1 Peter 5:8-9
8 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 9 Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. NLT
So watch your step. Use your head. 16 Make the most of every chance you get. These are desperate times! 17 Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants. 18 Don’t drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him. 19 Sing hymns instead of drinking songs! Sing songs from your heart to Christ. 20 Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to God the Father in the name of our Master, Jesus Christ. The Message
As Christ’s personal representatives according to 2 Corinthians 5: 20 AMPC, we have the responsibility to govern and frame our world knowing that our words are containers for power. Since the word of the King is Authoritative; (Ecclesiastes 8:4). Imagine what could happen as kingdom representatives/ambassadors who know their word is divinely powerful and can say to the mountain: Be removed and get repositioned elsewhere! ( Mark 11:23).
There are no limits to what influence can be wielded in our communities bringing earth into alignment with heaven.
I believe we as a tribe are living in our best days , days of incredible acceleration according to Amos 9:13 ( The Voice)
Creation is groaning, crying out for mature sons to arise in our society , Romans 8:19 who will take responsibility and rule righteously over the created order as it was in the beginning. Everything created is eagerly awaiting sons of the kingdom, that is you and I to come to maturity, to the full stature that belongs to Christ.
Come into full alignment with our original identity and begin to legislate and rearrange the affairs of this world from the invisible realm moved by the love of God.
All of created order has been designed to respond to man when we stand in our full identity in the father.
God is calling up and looking for mature sons & daughters who know Him ( Daniel 11:32) and function from His kingdom realm. We are called and being equipped to rule and reign individually and corporately as a headship company and NOT as the tail.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, we are God’s children right now; however, it is not yet apparent what we will become. But we do know that when it is finally made visible, we will be just like Him, for we will see Him as He truly is.
My Charge to us:
Let us get out of the sidelines and into the frontlines wherever we may be. This is a time of awakening of the warrior within.
I declare fresh oil is poured out on Aglow to refresh us and anoint us for such a great time of harvest in history.
We will become Kingdom shakers and shapers in the land!
Remi Ogunrinde and Darlene Smith